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Saturday 17 August 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robin Cousins and Ken Kwapis. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Long Haul, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Life At Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House.
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What the sky looked like on 17 August 1957

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Long Haul

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

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Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes, Ralph Reed

Country: United States

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From Hell It Came

Directed by: Dan Milner

Starring: Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins, John McNamara

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Across the Bridge

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

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The Sun Also Rises

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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O Corcunda de Notre Dame

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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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Eye to Eye

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robin Cousins: British skater, the reigning Olympic figure-skating champion in 1980 winning a Gold Medal.
  • Ken Kwapis: American director and screenwriter.
  • Laura Innes: Actress.
  • Gerald DeConto: American Naval officer killed during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon in Washington, DC on 9/11/2001.
  • Laurence Overmire: American poet author and actor.
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Facts:
  • Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1957 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Life At Happy Knoll

By: John P. Marquand

First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

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Operation Sea Lion

By: Peter Fleming

In the summer of 1940 the Germans prepared to launch Operation Sea Lion, the invasion of England. The British, barely recovered from Dunkirk, rallied their defenses.

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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank

Book by Diana Barrymore, Gerold Frank

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Take My Life

By: Eddie Cantor

TAKE MY LIFE is Eddie Cantor's autobiography, filled with anecdotes and stories about Eddie, his wonderful wife Ida, and their five-girl family, as well as Eddie's friends, the now fabled names

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