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Friday 20 September 1957

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alannah Currie and Carl Lang. 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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Jet Pilot

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

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

Country: United States

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The Three Faces of Eve

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Woman in a Dressing Gown

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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Quatermass II: Enemy from Space

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James

Country: United States

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The Pajama Game

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: Roy Huggins

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States

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Perry Mason

Written by: Erle Stanley Gardner

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Country: United States

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M Squad

Starring: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan

Country: United States

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Wagon Train

Starring: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Country: United States

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The Abbott and Costello Show

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Country: United States

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

Operation Sea Lion

By: Peter Fleming

In the summer of 1940 the Germans prepared to launch Operation Sea Lion, the invasion of England. The British, barely recovered from Dunkirk, rallied their defenses.

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The World Of Suzie Wong

By: Richard Mason

Penguin Books reintroduces the timeless story of the love affair between a British artist and a Chinese prostitute.Robert is t he only resident of the Nam Kok hotel not renting

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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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Stay Alive All Your Life

By: Norman Vincent Peale

"Those who received help from The Power of Positive Thinking will find in these pages further guidance toward a more dynamic and creative life."

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