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Saturday 24 August 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Fry and Jeffrey Daniel. In that special week of August people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Beasts of Marseilles, directed by Hugo Fregonese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House.
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Movies

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The Beasts of Marseilles

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice, Tony Wright, Anna Gaylor

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Tip on a Dead Jockey

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Marcel Dalio, Martin Gabel

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Pawnee

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: George Montgomery, Bill Williams, Lola Albright, Francis McDonald

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The Long Haul

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

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Reform School Girl

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes, Ralph Reed

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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Handyman

De reis om de wereld in 80 dagen

Gösta Nordhaus: Mein Flug um den Erdball

Terror! Theatre

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stephen Fry: English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, director, and activist.
  • Jeffrey Daniel: American singer-songwriter and dancer (Shalamar).
  • Marcel Vanthilt: Belgian singer and television host.
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Books

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The Flower Drum Song

By: C.Y. Lee

Originally published in 1957, The Flower Drum Song was a groundbreaking work of popular literature. An immediate bestseller, it inspired the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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The Hidden Persuaders

By: Vance Packard

"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers

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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank

Book by Diana Barrymore, Gerold Frank

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