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Saturday 31 August 1957

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 31, 1957). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Candiotti and Colm O'Rourke. 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. A King in New York, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while On The Beach by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House.
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Movies

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A King in New York

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

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

Country: United States

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The Three Faces of Eve

Directed by: Nunnally Johnson

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

Country: United States

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The Beasts of Marseilles

Directed by: Hugo Fregonese

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

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Tip on a Dead Jockey

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

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

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Pawnee

Directed by: George Waggner

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

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TV Series

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

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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O Corcunda de Notre Dame

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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Starring: David Janssen

Country: United States

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Bon soir, Kathrin!

La caméra explore le temps

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

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tom Candiotti: American pro baseball pitcher.
  • Colm O'Rourke: Irish footballer and sportscaster.
  • Gina Schock: American drummer songwriter and actress (The Go-Go's and Edie and the Eggs).
  • Glenn Tilbrook: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Squeeze and Difford & Tilbrook).
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Facts:
  • Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
  • The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 31, 1957 - Geocentric view

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Books

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On The Beach

By: Nevil Shute

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 ...

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Life At Happy Knoll

By: John P. Marquand

First hardcover edition. Golf fiction.

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The New Class

By: Milovan Djilas

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 ...

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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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