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Friday 27 September 1957

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christophe Bourseiller and Jacques Borlée. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Raintree County, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Dog Who Wouldn'T Be by Farley Mowat was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Trackdown.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Raintree County

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint

Country: United States

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Jet Pilot

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen

Country: United States

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The Three Faces of Eve

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Woman in a Dressing Gown

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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Quatermass II: Enemy from Space

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Real McCoys

Written by: Irving Pincus

Starring: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Country: United States

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Assignment Foreign Legion

Starring: Merle Oberon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Roy Huggins

Starring: Jack Kelly, James Garner

Country: United States

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Perry Mason

Written by: Erle Stanley Gardner

Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Country: United States

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M Squad

Starring: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 September 1957 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
  • Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christophe Bourseiller: French Journalist, writer, actor, and teacher (at the Politic Institute of Paris), born to André Gintzburger, producer, and Chantal Darget, comedian, he was bred by Antoine Bourseiller, screenwriter and actor on stage.
  • Jacques Borlée
  • Bill Athey: English cricketer footballer and coach.
  • John Inverdale: English radio and television host.
  • Peter Sellars: American actor director and screenwriter.
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  • Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built

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

The Dog Who Wouldn'T Be

By: Farley Mowat

Farely Mowat's best loved book tells the splendidly entertaining story of his boyhood on the Canadian prairies. Mutt's pedigree was uncertain, but his madness was indisputable. He

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The Flower Drum Song

By: C.Y. Lee

Originally published in 1957, The Flower Drum Song was a groundbreaking work of popular literature. An immediate bestseller, it inspired the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

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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 Velvet Horn

By: Andrew Lytle

1987 The Haddon Craftsmen

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