Wednesday 24 April 1957
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tricia Lange and Stanny Van Paesschen.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley.
In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits.
Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Men, Women and Clothes.
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- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Tricia Lange: Hollywood, California -- Playmate (June, 1984).
- Stanny Van Paesschen: Dutch equestrian who attended the Atlanta Olympics, placing 52nd in Individual Jumping and 13th in Team Jumping.
- Nazir Ahmed: Baron Ahmed Pakistani-English businessman and politician.
- David J: English bass player (Bauhaus and Love and Rockets).
- Boris Williams: French-English drummer (The Cure Thompson Twins and Babacar).
- Chicago Cubs' pitchers walk National League record nine Cincinnati Reds in 5th inning.
- Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
- Patrick Moore presents the first episode of ''The Sky at Night'', a BBC television programme for astronomy enthusiasts.
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