Wednesday August 21, 1957

US date format: 8/21/1957, UK date format: 21/8/1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tignous and Kim Sledge in Philadelphia. 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 Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House.
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The Beasts of Marseilles

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

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

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

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

Pawnee

Directed by: George Waggner

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

The Long Haul

Directed by: Ken Hughes

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

Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes, Ralph Reed

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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    Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

    Events

  • 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 Semiorka-rocket)
  • U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension of nuclear testing.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in those months ?

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

O Corcunda de Notre Dame

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States of America

Handyman

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Books

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

The Hidden Persuaders

By: Vance Packard

"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers

Life At Happy Knoll

By: John P. Marquand

First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

The Flower Drum Song

By: C.Y. Lee

Originally published in 1957, The Flower Drum Song was a groundbreaking work of popular literature. An immediate bestseller, it inspired the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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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