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Wednesday 23 January 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 23, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caroline Princess of Hanover and Earl Falconer. In UK Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Wings of Eagles, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tomahawk.
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What the sky looked like on 23 January 1957

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Movies

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The Wings of Eagles

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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The Young Stranger

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: James MacArthur, Kim Hunter, James Daly, James Gregory

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The Quiet Gun

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Mara Corday, Jim Davis, Kathleen Crowley

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Top Secret Affair

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart, Jim Backus

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Gun for a Coward

Directed by: Abner Biberman

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jeffrey Hunter, Janice Rule, Chill Wills

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TV Series

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

Tomahawk

Directed by: George Sherman

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Be My Guest

Directed by: Lance Comfort

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Anything Goes

Directed by: Sid Smith

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It's Up to You

Directed by: Not specifed

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Give Us This Day

Directed by: Adam Stern

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
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Facts:
  • Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the Alabama River he drowns as a result.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 23, 1957 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1957 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
  2. Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele & The Steelmen
  3. The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan
  4. Malcolm Vaughan - St Therese Of The Roses
  5. Just Walkin' In The Rain - Johnnie Ray

Books

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

This Hallowed Ground

By: Bruce Catton

First published in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton’s classic account of the Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle in one brilliant volume.

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Autumn Across America

By: Edwin Way Teale

The account of a roving 20,000-mile pilgrimage across 26 states coast to coast--from Cape Cod to California--through the year's most colorful season.

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The Last Hurrah

By: Edwin O'Connor

O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

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The New World

By: Winston S. Churchill

The New World is Winston S. Churchill's brilliant re-creation of one of the most fateful periods in English and American history - the two centuries between 1485 and 1688.

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