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Saturday 21 December 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 21, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ray Romano and Dominique Cabrera. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Naya Daur, directed by B.R. Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Real McCoys.
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What the sky looked like on 21 December 1957

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Naya Daur

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit, Chand Usmani

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The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Country: United States

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Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Country: United States

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The Mysterians

Directed by: Ishirô Honda

Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Directed by: Richard Crenna

Starring: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Country: United States

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Front Page Challenge

Written by: John Aylesworth

Starring: Pierre Berton, Fred Davis, Gordon Sinclair, Toby Robins

Little Mole

Starring: Antonín Jedlicka

Les cinq dernières minutes

Written by: Claude Loursais

Starring: Marc Eyraud, Jacques Debary, Raymond Souplex, Jean Daurand

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ray Romano: American comedian with a droning, worried voice, star of "Everybody Loves Raymond," 1996 The second of three sons born to an engineer and a piano teacher, he became the class clown as a teenager.
  • Dominique Cabrera
  • Tom Henke: American baseball player.
  • Lisa Gerritsen in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Bess - The Mary Tyler Moore Show).
  • Mike Watt: Musician.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Eric Coates: British composer and viola player who specialized in semi-classical works for orchestra.
Facts:
  • Indonesia proclaims end to state of war.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 21, 1957 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies

By: Jean Kerr

Please Don't Eat the Daisies has sold millions of copies since its original publication in 1957. It became a film in 1960 starring David Niven and Doris Day, and a television

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By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

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The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall

By: Harnett T. Kane

The story of Anna and Thomas Jackson in their early years, before the Civil War, and as he became known as the Confederacy's greatest tactician, and finally Anna on her own

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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

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