Monday October 21, 1957

US date format: 10/21/1957, UK date format: 21/10/1957

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 21, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Julian Cope and Steve Lukather. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Blonde in Bondage, directed by Robert Brandt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching 26 Men.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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Events

  • Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
  • Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

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Movies

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Blonde in Bondage

Blonde in Bondage

Directed by: Robert Brandt

Starring: Mark Miller, Lars Ekborg, Anita Thallaug, Birgitta Ander

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

No Down Payment

No Down Payment

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter

Joe Dakota

Joe Dakota

Directed by: Richard Bartlett

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Luana Patten, Charles McGraw, Barbara Lawrence

Ride Out for Revenge

Ride Out for Revenge

Directed by: Bernard Girard

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Gloria Grahame, Lloyd Bridges, Joanne Gilbert

TV Series

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26 Men

26 Men

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States of America

Trackdown

Trackdown

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

Starring: Robert Culp

Country: United States of America

The Real McCoys

The Real McCoys

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Directed by: Richard Crenna

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

Country: United States of America

Maverick

Maverick

Written by:

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States of America

The Californians

The Californians

Directed by: Jonathan Parker

Days to next October 21

If October 21, 1957 is your birthday you're 62 years, 9 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 16 days.
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Books

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Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life

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

On The Beach by Nevil Shute

On The Beach

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Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive …

No Down Payment by John McPartland

No Down Payment

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The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone

Too Much, Too Soon by Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank

Too Much, Too Soon

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Book by Diana Barrymore, Gerold Frank


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