What Happened on December 26, 1957

Historical Events

Music History

Alan Freed's "Christmas Show of Stars", featuring the Everly Brothers, Paul Anka; Fats Domino, and Jerry Lee Lewis, opens at the Paramount Theatre, NYC; runs for 14 performances

Film Release

Swedish film "Wild Strawberries" is released, written and directed by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, considered one of his best

Famous Birthdays

  • Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster, born in Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Guy Barker, British jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger (The Amadeus Project), born in Chiswick, London, England
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Artur Malawski, Polish composer, dies at 53
  • Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (Pathé Brothers, 1896), dies at 93

About December 26, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

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