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Friday 31 May 1957

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joé Seeten and Kyle Secor. In that special week of May people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. 20 Million Miles to Earth, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The Turn Of The Tide by Arthur Bryant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Date with the Angels.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

20 Million Miles to Earth

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry

Country: United States

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Country: United States

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A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa

Country: United States

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Desk Set

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Reach for the Sky

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Date with the Angels

Starring: Betty White, Bill Williams

Country: United States

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Men, Women and Clothes

Starring: Doris Langley Moore, Basil Bartlett, Lady Rose Bligh, Dora Bryan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Silent Service

Starring: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris

Country: United States

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans

Starring: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: Canada

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The Spike Jones Show

Starring: Billy Barty, Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Jad Paul

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1957 ?

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

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

The Turn Of The Tide

By: Arthur Bryant

1939-1943.Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in poor all round condition, suitable as a reading copy

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The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv

By: John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the

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The Wapshot Chronicle

By: John Cheever

When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award,

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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank

Book by Diana Barrymore, Gerold Frank

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