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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.
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What the sky looked like on 17 September 1957

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Movies

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

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Directed by: David Lean

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

Country: United States

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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 ?

The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Directed by: Richard Crenna

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

Country: United States

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The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

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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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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 17, 1957 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Letter From Peking

By: Pearl S. Buck

At the outbreak of war, a half-Chinese man sends his family back to America, beginning an absence punctuated only by his letters, and a son who must make sense of his

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The Scapegoat

By: Daphne du Maurier

"Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon,' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him,

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By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

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