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Wednesday 18 December 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 18, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Cainer and Dinesh Paliwal. 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. Naya Daur, directed by B.R. Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Age Of Revolution by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Real McCoys.
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Movies

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Naya Daur

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit, Chand Usmani

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The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Country: United States

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Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Country: United States

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The Mysterians

Directed by: Ishirô Honda

Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States

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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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Front Page Challenge

Written by: John Aylesworth

Starring: Pierre Berton, Fred Davis, Gordon Sinclair, Toby Robins

Little Mole

Starring: Antonín Jedlicka

Les cinq dernières minutes

Written by: Claude Loursais

Starring: Marc Eyraud, Jacques Debary, Raymond Souplex, Jean Daurand

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jonathan Cainer: British astrologer and syndicated columnist for publications in the UK, U.S.
  • Dinesh Paliwal: Businessman.
  • John Webster: rocker (Red Ryder - "Light in the Tunnel").
  • 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.
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Facts:
  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 18, 1957 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Age Of Revolution

By: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill's "A History of the English Speaking Peoples" is the literary masterwork of the twentieth century's greatest historical figure.

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To Live Again

By: Catherine Marshall

For more than forty years To Live Again has been treasured by readers as a true story of divine comfort, human love, and spiritual adventure.

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The New Class

By: Milovan Djilas

This is a book on Communism by a man who used to be one of its heroes. One of the greatest political documents of our time--perhaps the most important in its force and effectiveness--this explosive indictment may be regarded as ...

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Parkinson'S Law

By: C. Northcote Parkinson

Parkinson's Law states that 'work expands to fill the time available'. While strenuously denied by management consultants, bureaucrats and efficiency experts, the law is borne out by disinterested observation of any

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