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Sunday 18 August 1957

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carole Bouquet and Denis Leary. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Sun Also Rises, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while On The Beach by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Sun Also Rises

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn

Country: United States

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Band of Angels

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes

Country: United States

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Night Passage

Directed by: James Neilson

Starring: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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The Pride and the Passion

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan

Starring: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong

Country: United States

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The Jack Paar Tonight Show

Starring: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar

Country: United States

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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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Date with the Angels

Starring: Betty White, Bill Williams

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1957 ?

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carole Bouquet: French model, actress and comedienne.
  • Denis Leary: American actor, seen in "The Matchmaker" and "Wag the Dog" as well as the acclaimed cable television series, "Rescue Me.
  • Harald Schmidt: German actor, writer, comedian and television entertainer best known as host of two popular German late-night shows.
  • Ron Strykert: Australian singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Men at Work).
  • Diana Castle: American actress.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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The Last Angry Man

By: Gerald Green

"There aren't enough people left who get mad, plain mad."Sam Abelman is a doctor who never takes the easy way out.

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Blue Camellia

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 432 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition assumed with none stated. JULIAN MESSNER, NY 1957.

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The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv

By: John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the

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