Friday 25 October 1957
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robbie Macintosh and Nancy Cartwright.
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.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957
while By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Twentieth Century.
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Which were the important events of 25 October 1957 ?
- Day of the Romanian Army
- Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
- Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
- Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
- Kazakhstan - Republic Day
- Robbie Macintosh: Rock guitarist / vocalist (Pretenders).
- Nancy Cartwright: American voice actress.
- Desmond Styles: Family Member.
- Bernard Hogan-Howe: English police officer.
- Henry C van de Velde: Flemish Painter / architect, dies at 94.
- Lord Dunsany [Edward J M D Plunkett]: Author (Jorkens), dies at 79.
- Maria "Mary" Beekman: Actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73.
- Umberto "Albert" Anastasia: US gangster (Murder Inc), dies at 55.
- Albert Anastasia: Italian mafia chief, gangster and killer.
- Edward Plunkett: 18th Baron of Dunsany Irish author poet and playwright (d. 1957)
- Russian Minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
- Mafia boss Albert Anastasia is assassinated in a barber shop, at the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, US.
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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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