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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.
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 30 days ?

Men, Women and Clothes

Starring: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

Starring: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: Canada

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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The Sky at Night

Starring: Patrick Moore

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Desk Set

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Reach for the Sky

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook

Country: United States

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The Spirit of St. Louis

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith

Country: United States

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12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 April 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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).
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Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1957?

  • Life: Carol Lynley
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sultan Mohammed V -- Apr. 22, 1957
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7509

Books

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

The Scapegoat

By: Daphne du Maurier

"Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon,' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him,

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Stay Alive All Your Life

By: Norman Vincent Peale

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

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Day Of Infamy

By: Walter Lord

A special 60th anniversary edition of the bestselling re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, by the author of A Night to Remember.Sunday,

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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank

Book by Diana Barrymore, Gerold Frank

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