Thursday 24 October 1957
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cheryl Amirault and Ron Gardenhire.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers.
In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits.
Nights of Cabiria, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Twentieth Century.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Cheryl Amirault: American child sex abuser, jailed in 1987 after 13 kids who attended Fells Acre School testified about rape and abuse at the shocking trial.
- Ron Gardenhire: German-American baseball player and manager.
- John Kassir: American actor and comedian.
- Christian Dior: French couturier; the creator of the "New Look" in Parisian design after WWII.
- Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
- The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
- Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb
- Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- Paul Anka - Diana
- Johnny Mathis - Chances Are
- The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
- Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On
- The Tune Weavers - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
- The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee
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