20th Century Year by Year 1957

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Major Event/ Sports /Nobel Prizes/Pulitzer Prizes/Academy Awards and Popular Movies

Major Events of 1957

  • Sputnick launched by Russians
  • Mao says, "Let a thousand flowers bloom"
  • Ghana becomes independent
  • USSR and US launch ICBM's
  • Federal troops force integration of schools in Little Rock, AK
  • Military dictatorship ends in Venezuela
  • François Duvalier becomes dictator of Haiti

    Sports

    NBA: Boston Celtics vs. St. Louis Hawks Series: 4-3
    NCAA Football: Auburn & Ohio State Record: 10-0-0 & 9-1-0
    Heisman Trophy: John David Crow, texas a&m;, HB points: 1,183
    Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins Series: 4-1
    US Open Golf: Dick Mayer Score: 282 Course: Inverness Club Location: Toledo, Ohio
    World Series: Milwaukee Braves vs. New York Yankees Series: 4-3

    Popular Music

    1. "Too Much" ... Elvis Presley
    2. "Young Love" ... Tab Hunter
    3. "Party Doll" ... Buddy Knox
    4. "Round and Round" ... Perry Como
    5. "All Shook Up" ... Elvis Presley
    6. "Love Letters in the Sand" ... Pat Boone
    7. "Teddy Bear" ... Elvis Presley
    8. "Tammy" ... Debbie Reynolds
    9. "Diana" ... Paul Anka
    10. "That'll Be the Day" ... The Crickets

    Popular Movies

    1. The Ten Commandments
    2. Around the World in 80 Days
    3. Giant
    4. Pal Joey
    5. Seven Wonders of the World
    6. The Tea House of the August Moon
    7. The Pride and Passion
    8. Anastasia
    9. Island in the Sun
    10. Love Me Tender

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
    Best Director: David Lean ... "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
    Best Actor: Alec Guinness ... "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
    Joanne Woodward ... "The Three Faces of Eve"

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry
    TODD, Lord ALEXANDER R., Great Britain, Cambridge University, b. 1907, d. 1997: "for his work on nucleotides and nucleotide co-enzymes"

    Literature
    CAMUS, ALBERT, France, b. 1913 (in Mondovi, Algeria), d. 1960: "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times"

    Peace
    PEARSON, LESTER BOWLES, Canada, b. 1897, d. 1972: former Secretary of State for External Affairs of Canada, President 7th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

    Physiology or Medicine
    BOVET, DANIEL, Italy, Chief Institute of Public Health, Rome, b. 1907 (in Neuchatel, Switzerland), d. 1992: "for his discoveries relating to synthetic compounds that inhibit the action of certain body substances, and especially their action on the vascular system and the skeletal muscles"

    Physics
    The prize was awarded jointly to: YANG, CHEN NING, China, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., b. 1922; and LEE, TSUNG-DAO, China, Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A., b. 1926: "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Eugene O'Neill ... "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
    History: George F. Kennan ... "Russia Leaves the War: Soviet American Relations, 1917-20"
    International Reporting: Russell Jones ... "United Press"
    National Reporting: James B. Reston ... "New York Times"
    Public Service: "Chicago Daily News"

     

    Most Popular Books

    Fiction
    1 ." By Love Possessed"... James Gould Cozzens & Harcourt, Brace
    2." Peyton Place" ...Grace Metalious. Messner
    3."Compulsion" ...Meyer Levin. Simon & Schuster
    4."Rally Round the Flag, Boys!"... Max Shulman. Doubleday
    5. "Blue Camellia"...Frances Parkinson Keyes. Messner
    6. "Eloise in Paris"...Kay Thompson. Simon & Schuster
    7." The Scapegoat"... Daphne du Maurier. Doubleday
    8. "On the Beach"... Nevil Shute. Morrow
    9. "Below the Salt"... Thomas B. Costain, Doubleday
    10."Atlas Shrugged"... Ayn Rand. Random House
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    Nonfiction
    1. "Kids Say the Darndest Things!"... Art Linkletter. PrenticeHall
    2. "The FBI Story"... Don Whitehead. Random House
    3. "Stay Alive All Your Life"...Norman Vincent Peale. PrenticeHall
    4."To Live Again"... Catherine Marshall. McGraw-Hill
    5."Better Homes and Gardens Flower Arranging."... Meredith
    6."Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing"...Robert Paul
    Smith. Norton
    7."Baruch: My Own Story"... Bernard M. Baruch. Holt
    8."Please Don't Eat the Daisies"... Jean Kerr. Doubleday
    9."The American Heritage Book of Great Historic Places"... American
    Heritage Publishing Co. and Simon & Schuster
    10. "The Day Christ Died,"... Jim Bishop

     

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. Gunsmoke (CBS)
    2. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
    3. Tales of Wells Fargo (NBC)
    4. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)
    5. I've Got A Secret (CBS)
    6. The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp (ABC)
    7. General Electric Theater (CBS)
    8. The Restless Gun (NBC)
    9. December Bride (CBS)
    10. You Bet Your Life (NBC)