Tuesday December 24, 1957, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1957, UK date format: 24/12/1957

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Diane Tell and Hamid Karzaï. In that special week of December people in US were listening to April Love by Pat Boone. Teenage Monster, directed by Jacques R. Marquette, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching 26 Men.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Teenage Monster

Directed by: Jacques R. Marquette

Starring: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Chuck Courtney

Naya Daur

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit, Chand Usmani

The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Country: United States of America

Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Country: United States of America

The Mysterians

Directed by: Ishirô Honda

Starring: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1957?


    Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

26 Men

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States of America

Sie schreiben mit

Starring: Rosl Mayr, Helga Anders, Götz Burger, Christian Böttcher

Mike Hammer

Starring: Darren McGavin

Country: United States of America

Ivanhoe

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

Kids Say The Darndest Things!

By: Art Linkletter

Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

Eloise In Paris

By: Kay Thompson

Bonjour! Here's the thing of it: Paris has just been discovered by Eloise the little girl from the Plaza... Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything.

By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

The Sound Of Thunder

By: Taylor Caldwell

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Mr. Baruch

By: Margaret L. Coit

Bernard Baruch gave this Pulitzer Prize author free access to the vast collection of papers covering his career, making this book his definitive biography.


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