Thursday 19 September 1957
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include François Sureau and Steven Leckie.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds.
Jet Pilot, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while Operation Sea Lion by Peter Fleming was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Harbormaster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
- Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
- Chile - Armed Forces Day
- Church of England - Theodore of Tarsus
- Also see September 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Januarius
- In ancient Greece, the sixth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the procession to Eleusis began at the Kerameikos in Athens.
- François Sureau
- Steven Leckie: Canadian musician and gallery owner, he was a vocallist for the Canadian punk bank Viletones in the 1970s and early 1980s.
- Richard M Linnehan in Lowell: Massachusetts, USA; US Army Captain/astronaut.
- Chris Roupas: Greek-American professional basketball player.
- 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas, Nevada
- First underground nuclear explosion (Las Vegas, Nevada).
- First American underground nuclear bomb test.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Paul Anka - Diana
- The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
- Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb
- Russ Hamilton - Rainbow
- The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- The Coasters - Searchin'
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