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Wednesday 27 November 1957

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caroline Kennedy and Terri R Adams. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. In UK That'll Be The Day by The Crickets was in the top 5 hits. Zero Hour!, directed by Hall Bartlett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while No Down Payment by John McPartland was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les aventures de Tintin.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Zero Hour!

Directed by: Hall Bartlett

Starring: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden

Country: United States

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Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Nights of Cabiria

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, Franois Prier, Franca Marzi

Country: United States

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Pal Joey

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak

Country: United States

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The Colditz Story

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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26 Men

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States

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Starring: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 November 1957 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Caroline Kennedy: American lawyer and author, noted family member as the daughter of John F. and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
  • Terri R Adams: Educator (teacher in space).
  • Kevin O'Connell: American sound re-recording mixer.
  • Derrick Bird: British lone gunman who killed 12 people before killing himself in Cumbria, England, on 2 June 2010.
  • Kenny Acheson: Northern Irish racecar driver.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration

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Life magazine


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

No Down Payment

By: John McPartland

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone

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By: Edward Weeks and Emily Flint


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By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

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Dreamers Of The American Dream

By: Stewart Hall Holbrook

An account of the great accomplishments and the magnificent failures of the visionaries who sought to create what they could not find in America.

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