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Tuesday 17 September 1957

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. 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. The Three Faces of Eve, directed by Nunnally Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Maverick.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Three Faces of Eve

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Woman in a Dressing Gown

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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Quatermass II: Enemy from Space

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James

Country: United States

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The Pajama Game

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney

Country: United States

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A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Franois Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?


Written by: Roy Huggins

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States

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Perry Mason

Written by: Erle Stanley Gardner

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Country: United States

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M Squad

Starring: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan

Country: United States

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Wagon Train

Starring: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Country: United States

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The Abbott and Costello Show

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 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 most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Durable Fire

By: Howard Swiggett

Durable Fire, 1957 BOMC, by Howard Swiggett. Hardcover with dust jacket, 366 pages, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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The Velvet Horn

By: Andrew Lytle

1987 The Haddon Craftsmen

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The Dog Who Wouldn'T Be

By: Farley Mowat

Farely Mowat's best loved book tells the splendidly entertaining story of his boyhood on the Canadian prairies. Mutt's pedigree was uncertain, but his madness was indisputable. He

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Life At Happy Knoll

By: John P. Marquand

First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

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