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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1957: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1957?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1957 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Brooklyn)
  • 03 Aug 1957 British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
  • 04 Aug 1957 Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for Maserati, wins the Formula One German Grand Prix, clinching (with 4 wins that season) his record 5th world drivers championship, including his 4th consecutive championship (also a record) these 2 records endure for nearly half a century.
  • 05 Aug 1957 American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage ''baby-boomers'' by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
  • 08 Aug 1957 USSR offers Syria economic / military aid
  • 09 Aug 1957 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
  • 11 Aug 1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 15 Aug 1957 David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
  • 17 Aug 1957 Richie Ashburn, fouls hit fan Alice Roth twice in same at bat 1st one breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher
  • 18 Aug 1957 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open
  • 19 Aug 1957 US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
  • 20 Aug 1957 Simply Heavenly opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 21 Aug 1957 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 Semiorka-rocket)
  • 22 Aug 1957 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 25 Aug 1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
  • 26 Aug 1957 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • 27 Aug 1957 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • 28 Aug 1957 US Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill.
  • 29 Aug 1957 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957.
  • 30 Aug 1957 US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
  • 31 Aug 1957 Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain

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Music charts

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Movies

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Across the Bridge

Across the Bridge

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

The Three Faces of Eve

The Three Faces of Eve

Release year: 1957

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

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

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

Country: United States of America

Man of a Thousand Faces

Man of a Thousand Faces

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

The Long Haul

The Long Haul

Release year: 1957

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1957?
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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

The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead

The Fbi Story

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informative

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

The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis

The Pink Hotel

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Dust jacket notes: "It's a great big, if admittedly somewhat peculiar, world and there are all sorts of people in it - particularly in resort hotels during the season.

The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green

The Last Angry Man

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"There aren't enough people left who get mad, plain mad."Sam Abelman is a doctor who never takes the easy way out.