1957 facts for kids

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1954 1955 195619571958 1959 1960

Events

Births

Deaths

Movies released

  • An Affair to Remember
  • Aparajito
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Delinquents
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Friendly Persuasion
  • Giant
  • Hercules
  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  • Island in the Sun
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Jamboree
  • La Grande strada azzurra
  • Le Notti di Cabiria
  • Loving You
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Oklahoma!
  • Old Yeller
  • Pal Joey
  • Peyton Place
  • Quatermass 2
  • Sayonara
  • Seven Wonders of the World
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Sweet Smell of Success
  • Teahouse of the August Moon
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Three Faces of Eve
  • Twelve Angry Men
  • What's Opera, Doc?
  • Young and Dangerous

New books

  • At Lady Molly'sAnthony Powell
  • Atlas ShruggedAyn Rand
  • Below the Salt – Thomas B. Costain
  • Blue Camellia – Frances Parkinson Keyes
  • By Love Possessed – James Gould Cozzens
  • The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss
  • The Comforters – Muriel Spark
  • Compulsion – Meyer Levin
  • Doomsday Morning – C. L. Moore
  • Eagle's NestAnna Kavan
  • Eloise in Paris – Kay Thompson
  • From Russia With LoveIan Fleming
  • The Guns of Navarone – Alistair MacLean
  • JustineLawrence Durrell
  • Kids Say the Darndest Things! – Art Linkletter
  • La Loi – Roger Vailland
  • Long Day's Journey Into NightEugene O'Neill
  • On the Beach – Nevil Shute
  • On the RoadJack Kerouac
  • Rascals in ParadiseJames A. Michener
  • The Scapegoat – Daphne du Maurier
  • Some Came Running – James Jones
  • Sugar StreetNaguib Mahfouz
  • Voltaire in Love – Nancy Mitford
  • The Wapshot Chronicle – John Cheever
  • Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing – Robert Paul Smith

Hit songs

  • "All shook Up" – Elvis Presley
  • "An Affair To Remember" – Nat King Cole
  • "Almost In Your Arms (Love Theme From Houseboat) – Sophia Loren
  • "April Love" – Pat Boone
  • "Around The World" – Nat King Cole
  • "Bernadine" – Pat Boone
  • "Black Slacks" – Joe Bennett
  • "Blue Starr" – Kay Starr
  • "Blueberry Hill" – Fats Domino
  • "Butterfly" – Andy Williams
  • "Bye Bye Love" – Everly Brothers
  • "Chances Are" – Johnny Mathis
  • "Come Go With Me" – Dell-Vikings, one of the first integrated groups
  • "Crazy Street" – Matys Brothers (some sources say 1958)
  • "Dark Moon" – Gale Storm
  • "Deep Purple" – Billy Ward & The Dominoes
  • "Diana" – Paul Anka
  • "Everyday" – Buddy Holly
  • "Fascination" – Nat King Cole
  • "Fascination" – Jane Morgan & The Troubadors
  • "Forbidden Fruit" – Anita Ellis
  • "Four Walls" – Jim Reeves
  • "Great Balls Of Fire" – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • "The Greater Sin" – Frankie Laine
  • "Gunfight At the OK Corral" – Frankie Laine
  • "Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby" – The Tune Weavers
  • "Hey, Schoolgirl" – Tom and Jerry
  • "Honeycomb" – Jimmie Rodgers
  • "Hoot Owl" – Guy Mitchell
  • "How High The Moon" – Pat Suzuki
  • "I'm Sorry" – The Platters
  • "I'm Walkin" – Fats Domino
  • "I'm Walking The Floor Over You" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "It's Not For Me To Say" – Johnny Mathis
  • "Jailhouse Rock" – Elvis Presley
  • "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" – Jimmie Rodgers
  • "Last Train to San Fernando" – Johnny Duncan (huge hit in the UK)
  • "Little Darlin' " – Diamonds, a parody cover of a rhythm and blues hit
  • "The Lonesome Road" – Frankie Laine
  • "Look Homeward, Angel" – Johnnie Ray
  • "Love Is Strange" – Mickey & Sylvia
  • "Love Letters In The Sand" – Pat Boone
  • "Loving You" – Elvis Presley
  • "Lucille" – Little Richard
  • "Maman, la plus belle du monde" – Dalida
  • "My Special Angel" – Bobby Helms
  • "Not Fade Away" – Buddy Holly
  • "Oh Boy" – Buddy Holly
  • "Old Cape Cod" – Patti Page
  • "Party Doll" – Buddy Knox
  • "Peggy Sue" – Buddy Holly
  • "Pink Champagne" – The Tyrones
  • "Quand on n'a que l'amour" – Dalida
  • "Queen Of The Senior Prom" – The Mills Brothers
  • "Remember You're Mine" – Pat Boone
  • "Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues" – Brenda Lee
  • "Rock And Roll Music" – Chuck Berry
  • "Round and Round" – Perry Como
  • "Rumble" -- Link Wray, early feedback, only instrumental ever banned
  • "Searchin' " – The Coasters
  • "Shangri-La" – The Four Coins
  • "Silent Lips" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "So Rare" – Jimmy Dorsey
  • "Stardust" – Nat King Cole
  • "Sugar Moon" – Pat Boone
  • "Sugartime" – McGuire Sisters
  • "Tammy" – The Ames Brothers
  • "Tammy" – Debbie Reynolds
  • "Teddy Bear" – Elvis Presley
  • "That'll Be The Day" – Buddy Holly
  • "3:10 To Yuma" – Frankie Laine
  • "Too Young To Have A Broken Heart" – Gayla Peevey
  • "Treat Me Nice" – Elvis Presley
  • "The Twelfth Of Never" – Johnny Mathis
  • "Up Above My Head" – Johnnie Ray and Frankie Laine
  • "Wake Up Little Susie" – The Everly Brothers
  • "Walkin' After Midnight" – Patsy Cline
  • "When I Fall In Love" – Nat King Cole
  • "Who Needs You" – The Four Lads
  • "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"-Jerry Lewis
  • "Witchcraft" – Frank Sinatra
  • "Wonderful! Wonderful!" – Johnny Mathis
  • "Why Baby, Why" – Pat Boone
  • "You Know How It Is" – Frankie Laine
  • "You Send Me" – Sam Cooke
  • "Young Blood" – The Coasters, a two-sided hit with "Searchin"'
  • "Young Love" – Tab Hunter

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