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Tuesday 17 December 1957

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Earl Hudson and Jacques-Michel Huret. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Smiles of a Summer Night, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Sound Of Thunder by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Aktuelle Schaubude.
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TV Series

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

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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26 Men

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States

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Zorro

Starring: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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Legend of the Lost

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi

Country: United States

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Books

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The Sound Of Thunder

By: Taylor Caldwell

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On The Beach

By: Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive ...

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San Francisco Bay

By: Harold Gilliam

A factual and fascinating account of the history, life and lore of Californias vital inland sea. dw, 1957 1st signed author

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The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall

By: Harnett T. Kane

The story of Anna and Thomas Jackson in their early years, before the Civil War, and as he became known as the Confederacy's greatest tactician, and finally Anna on her own

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