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Sunday 26 May 1957

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gilles Pélisson and Margaret Colin. In that special week of May people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. 20 Million Miles to Earth, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Date with the Angels.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

20 Million Miles to Earth

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry

Country: United States

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Country: United States

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A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa

Country: United States

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Desk Set

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Reach for the Sky

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

Starring: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: Canada

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1957 ?

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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  • Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open.

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

The Nun'S Story

By: Kathryn Hulme

the nun's story

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The Road To Miltown

By: S.J. Perelman

Road To Miltown Or, Under The Spreading Atrophy, The, by Perelman, S.J.

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Blue Camellia

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 432 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition assumed with none stated. JULIAN MESSNER, NY 1957.

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The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv

By: John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the

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