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Wednesday 26 June 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Couillard and Gabriele Pauli. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone. In UK Yes Tonight Josephine by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. An Affair to Remember, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while Take My Life by Eddie Cantor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Richard Diamond, Private Detective.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

An Affair to Remember

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

Country: United States

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3:10 to Yuma

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr

Country: United States

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Love in the Afternoon

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier

Country: United States

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Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison

Country: United States

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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The George Sanders Mystery Theater

Starring: George Sanders

Country: United States

Date with the Angels

Starring: Betty White, Bill Williams

Country: United States

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Men, Women and Clothes

Starring: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1957 ?

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
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What news were making the headlines those days in June 1957?

Life magazine


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

Take My Life

By: Eddie Cantor

TAKE MY LIFE is Eddie Cantor's autobiography, filled with anecdotes and stories about Eddie, his wonderful wife Ida, and their five-girl family, as well as Eddie's friends, the now fabled names

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The Day Christ Died

By: Jim Bishop

"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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The Towers Of Trebizond

By: Rose Macaulay

Hailed as "an utter delight, the most brilliant witty and charming book I have read since I can't remember when" by The New York Times when it was originally published in

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