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Wednesday 21 August 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tignous and Janice Thomas. 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. A Man Escaped, directed by Robert Bresson, 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 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: Franois Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock

Country: United States

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The Sun Also Rises

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn

Country: United States

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Band of Angels

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes

Country: United States

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Night Passage

Directed by: James Neilson

Starring: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan

Starring: J. Carrol Naish, James Hong

Country: United States

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The Jack Paar Tonight Show

Starring: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar

Country: United States

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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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Date with the Angels

Starring: Betty White, Bill Williams

Country: United States

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1957 ?

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tignous : French cartoonist, he worked for the satirical Magazine "Charlie Hebdo" and also for "L'Evènement du Jeudi", "Marianne" and "Fluide Glacial".
  • Janice Thomas: Women's Professional Basketball League guard (New York Stars).
  • Kim Sledge in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We are Family").
  • Budgie : English drummer, whose style and approach have been described as "tom-tom-intensive," "very economical and offbeat" and "very sensitive.
  • Bernard Zénier: French football (soccer) player, a striker who played at senior level (1974-1991) and on the French national team (1977-1987).
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 Semiorka-rocket)
  • U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension of nuclear testing.

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

The Durable Fire

By: Howard Swiggett

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

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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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The Scapegoat

By: Daphne du Maurier

"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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