Tuesday August 20, 1957

US date format: 8/20/1957, UK date format: 20/8/1957

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Myung-se Lee and Mary Stavin. 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 Beasts of Marseilles, directed by Hugo Fregonese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching O Corcunda de Notre Dame.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
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Events

  • Simply Heavenly opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Senators 6-0
  • Chicago White Sox' Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators 6-0.
  • US Air Force balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000 feet (310,896 metres).

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Movies

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The Beasts of Marseilles

The Beasts of Marseilles

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice, Tony Wright, Anna Gaylor

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Marcel Dalio, Martin Gabel

Pawnee

Pawnee

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: George Montgomery, Bill Williams, Lola Albright, Francis McDonald

The Long Haul

The Long Haul

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game

Directed by: George Abbott, Stanley Donen

Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr.

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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O Corcunda de Notre Dame

O Corcunda de Notre Dame

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States of America

Mister Charlesworth

Mister Charlesworth

Killer in Close-Up

Killer in Close-Up

Days to next August 20

If August 20, 1957 is your birthday you're 62 years, 11 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett

The Durable Fire

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Durable Fire, 1957 BOMC, by Howard Swiggett. Hardcover with dust jacket, 366 pages, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

The Turn Of The Tide by Arthur Bryant

The Turn Of The Tide

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1939-1943.Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in poor all round condition, suitable as a reading copy

The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green

The Last Angry Man

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

The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop

The Day Christ Died

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"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

The Scapegoat

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"Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon,' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him,


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