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Saturday 21 December 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Mostel in New York City and Lisa Gerritsen in Los Angeles. 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. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Aktuelle Schaubude.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Shock Theatre

Starring: Terry Bennett, Bruce Newton, Ronny Born, Joy Bennett

Country: United States

The Silver Sword

Starring: Melvyn Hayes, Pat Pleasance, Ingrid Sylvester, Frazer Hines

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Man Without a Gun

Written by: Peter Packer

Starring: Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Harry Harvey, Forrest Taylor

Country: United States

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jrgens, David Hedison

Country: United States

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Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk

Country: United States

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Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Legend of the Lost

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi

Country: United States

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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:
  • Joshua Mostel in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Delta House, At Ease).
  • Lisa Gerritsen in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Bess - The Mary Tyler Moore Show).
  • Ray Romano in Queens: New York, USA; actor (Ray Barone - Everybody Loves Raymond).
  • 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.
  • Tom Henke: American baseball player.
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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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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Tribe That Lost Its Head

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

Five hundred miles off the southwest coast of Africa lies the island of Pharamaul, a British Protectorate, governed from Whitehall through a handful of devoted British civilians.

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Don'T Go Near The Water

By: William Brinkley

At once a rousing entertaining farce and gentle love story, this novel is set on a remote Pacific island during the waning days of the World War II.

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter

By: Edward Streeter

Dust jacket notes: "All that is inevitable, enjoyable, maddening and amusing about Christmas provides a perfect background for the adventures of this new Streeter "hero" - a grandfather who has not yet achieved the age of discretion and gives little ...

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The Fountain Overflows

By: Rebecca West

The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father?s genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin.

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