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Thursday 31 October 1957, Halloween

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Stokes Mitchell and Camille Casabianca. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Pursuit of the Graf Spee, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while No Down Payment by John McPartland was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.
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TV Series

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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Tombstone Territory

Starring: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham

Country: United States

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26 Men

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson

Country: United States

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Zorro

Starring: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Nights of Cabiria

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, Franois Prier, Franca Marzi

Country: United States

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Pal Joey

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak

Country: United States

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The Colditz Story

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes

Country: United States

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Jailhouse Rock

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1957 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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Facts:
  • Jamaica opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • Toyota begins exporting vehicles to the U.S., beginning with the Toyota Crown and the Toyota Land Cruiser
  • The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens in the US to connect Michigan's two peninsulas.
  • The westbound tube AKA the first tube of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel linking to Norfolk, Virginia and Hampton, Virginia opens at a cost of $44 million dollars.

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Books

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No Down Payment

By: John McPartland

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone

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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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The Hidden Persuaders

By: Vance Packard

"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

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