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Saturday 19 October 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Doug Kirby and Karl Wallingher. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Pal Joey, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Twentieth Century.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Pal Joey

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak

Country: United States

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The Colditz Story

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes

Country: United States

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Jailhouse Rock

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy

Country: United States

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Raintree County

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint

Country: United States

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Jet Pilot

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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26 Men

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States

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Starring: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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How to Marry a Millionaire

Starring: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1957 ?

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
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Famous Deaths:
  • Vere G Childe: British archaeologist / prehistorian, dies at 65.
  • Damn Yankees closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • Maurice Rocket Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

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

Rascals In Paradise

By: James A. Michener and Grove Day

In a thrilling collection of nonfiction adventure stories, James A. Michener returns to the most dazzling place on Earth: the islands that inspired Tales of the South Pacific.

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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

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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