Thursday August 29, 1957

US date format: 8/29/1957, UK date format: 29/8/1957

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Therese Hession and Pim Kops. 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. The Three Faces of Eve, directed by Nunnally Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching O Corcunda de Notre Dame.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Events

  • US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • Strom Thurmond (Senator-Democrat-South Carolina) ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights.

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Movies

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The Three Faces of Eve

The Three Faces of Eve

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

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

Country: United States of America

A King in New York

A King in New York

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

Country: United States of America

The Beasts of Marseilles

The Beasts of Marseilles

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

Starring: Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice, Tony Wright, Anna Gaylor

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Tip on a Dead Jockey

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Marcel Dalio, Martin Gabel

Pawnee

Pawnee

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: George Montgomery, Bill Williams, Lola Albright, Francis McDonald

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Music charts

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TV Series

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O Corcunda de Notre Dame

O Corcunda de Notre Dame

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States of America

La caméra explore le temps

La caméra explore le temps

Starring: Roland Ménard, François Maistre, Alain Nobis, Louis Arbessier

Country: France

Bon soir, Kathrin!

Bon soir, Kathrin!

Days to next August 29

If August 29, 1957 is your birthday you're 62 years, 11 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 24 days.
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The New Class by Milovan Djilas

The New Class

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This is a book on Communism by a man who used to be one of its heroes. One of the greatest political documents of our time--perhaps the most important in its force and effectiveness--this explosive indictment may be regarded as …

The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead

The Fbi Story

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On The Beach by Nevil Shute

On The Beach

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Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive …

The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard

The Hidden Persuaders

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"One of the best books around for demystifying the deliberately mysterious arts of advertising."--Salon"Fascinating, entertaining and thought-stimulating."--The New York Times Book Review"A brisk, authoritative and frightening report on how manufacturers, fundraisers

Take My Life by Eddie Cantor

Take My Life

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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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