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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 31 August 1957
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1957 ?
- 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
- 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).
- Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
- The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1957 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
- Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
- The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
- Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
- The Coasters - Searchin'
- Paul Anka - Diana
- Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare
- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter - Billy Williams
- Larry Williams - Short Fat Fannie
- The Dell-Vikings - Whispering Bells
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?