Tuesday 17 September 1957
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position 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 Letter From Peking by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Real McCoys.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1957 ?
- 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.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Greg Kelser
- Richie Ramone: American musician (The Ramones).
- David Bintley: English ballet dancer and director.
- Steve Bryles: American businessman and politician (d. 2012).
- John W "John" Eisenloeffel: Goldsmith, dies at 81.
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Paul Anka - Diana
- The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
- Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb
- Russ Hamilton - Rainbow
- The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- The Coasters - Searchin'
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