Monday 26 August 1957
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 26, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Juergen Hoppmann and Rick Hansen (athlete).
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.
A King in New York, directed by Charles Chaplin, 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 Open House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1957 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Juergen Hoppmann
- Rick Hansen (athlete)
- Dr Alban: Nigerian-born Swedish singer.
- Marie Nimier: French novelist, songwriter, and author for youth.
- Alban: Nigerian-Swedish singer-songwriter and producer.
- Simon McBurney: Actor.
- Rick Hansen: Canadian wheelchair and philanthropist.
- Nikky Finney: American poet and academic.
- Alex Trevino: catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers).
- David English: American artist/painter.
- Jürgen Hoppmann: German professional astrologer, artist, author and filmmaker.
- USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile.
- The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM : a ''super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago,'' according to the Soviet news agency, ITAR-TASS.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
- The Coasters - Searchin'
- Paul Anka - Diana
- Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare
- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter - Billy Williams
- Larry Williams - Short Fat Fannie
- The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
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