Wednesday 18 December 1957
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Webster and Jonathan Cainer.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits.
The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Sound Of Thunder by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Aktuelle Schaubude.
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- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- John Webster: rocker (Red Ryder - "Light in the Tunnel").
- Jonathan Cainer: British astrologer and syndicated columnist for publications in the UK, U.S.
- Joseph Romano: American homicide, convicted of butchering his wife, Katherine, and disposing of her remains in spite of the fact that no corpse was ever found.
- Shippingport Atomic Power Stn, 1st nuke plant to generate electricity
- ''The Bridge on the River Kwai'' is released in the U.S. It goes on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Additional Oscars go to Alec Guinness (Best Actor) and David Lean (Best Director), among others. This is Lean's first Oscar for directing.
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