Friday 26 April 1957
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Yves Contassot and Julie Nihill.
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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Which were the important events of 26 April 1957 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Yves Contassot: French politician, a member of Europe Écologie - The Greens, a Paris councillor since 2001, after being deputy mayor of the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.
- Julie Nihill: Australian stage and screen actor.
- Michel Barrette: Canadian comedian and actor.
- Diane Hébert: Canadian medical patient (d. 2008).
- Edwina Hart: Welsh banker and politician.
- Gichin Funakoshi: Japanese martial artist and educator founded Shotokan (d. 1957).
- Jamestown, Va 350th Anniversary Festival opens
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