Tuesday 17 September 1957

US date format: 9/17/1957, UK date format: 17/9/1957

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greg Kelser and Richie Ramone. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. The Bridge on the River Kwai, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The World Of Suzie Wong by Richard Mason was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Trackdown.
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Movies

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Country: United States of America

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Les Girls

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg

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The Helen Morgan Story

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

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The Brain from Planet Arous

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller, Thomas Browne Henry

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The Joker Is Wild

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

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TV Series

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

Trackdown

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Robert Culp

Country: United States of America

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The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Directed by: Richard Crenna

Starring: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Country: United States of America

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Maverick

Written by: Roy Huggins

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States of America

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The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

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Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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Facts:
  • 2 male attorneys stand in as actress Sophia Loren and producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
  • KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
  • Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for first powered flight.
  • Malaysia joins the United Nations.

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Books

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The World Of Suzie Wong

By: Richard Mason

Penguin Books reintroduces the timeless story of the love affair between a British artist and a Chinese prostitute.Robert is t he only resident of the Nam Kok hotel not renting

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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank

Book by Diana Barrymore, Gerold Frank

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The Organization Man

By: William H. Whyte Jr

The Organization Man is the first complete study of a way of life that many Americans are now leading, and that many more are likely to lead.

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The Hidden Persuaders

By: Vance Packard

"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers

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