Top Music, TV, Movie, and Number One Book in 1957.
The Youtube Version
The top song on the music charts in 1957 was All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. I tried to find a good video of an actual 1957 performance, but they were all poor quality. I was a baby when Elvis first performed this song, so for me to have remembered, it must have remained popular for some time after its release.
The top TV show of 1957 was Gunsmoke, followed by The Danny Thomas Show and Tales of Wells Fargo. I remember the top two, but I have no memory of Tales of Wells Fargo. I remember watching Gunsmoke, and I really liked Festus.
According to Wikipedia, the number one movie in 1957 was The Bridge Over The River Kwai. I remember watching this with my dad. Here is the trailer. I think I may watch it again.”British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors in occupied Burma, not knowing that the allied forces are planning a daring commando raid through the jungle to destroy it.”
One of the most popular books in 1957 was The Cat In The Hat. I remember this book, and it is still a favorite today.
According to Do You Remember,the average cost of a home in 1957 was $12,220.00
The average cost of a cup of coffee was $00.32
Milk was $1.00/gallon
The average cost of a car was $3,600.00, with the Ford Thunder Bird being the most popular at a price of around $3,000.00
The minimum wage was $1.00/hr.
1957 in History
*The Frisbee was introduced by Wham-O
*Hurricane Audrey hits the gulf coast, where an estimated 500 people died. It was a category 3.
*”Little Rock Nine” Here is a quote from The People History
“The National Guard on the order of Governor Orval Faubus is used to prevent nine African American students from entering Central High School in Little Rock on September 4th and shortly after Federal troops charge defiant protesters with fixed bayonets to ensure nine African American Students can attend Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.”“Two days later President Eisenhower ordered federal troops to escort the students and they were able to complete their first full day of school on September 25th.”
“Of the nine, eight students successfully completed their first year of school at the newly desegregated Little Rock Central High School. They faced harassment and attacks throughout the year.”
So sad that discrimination was happening in my lifetime. What is wrong with people? I am proud of those brave students who stood up to this lack of humanity.
*New in 1957 was bubble wrap, Purina Dog Chow, Dream Whip, Tang, and styrofoam coolers.
*Most popular food include Chicken a la King, green bean casserole, and jello salad. Coca-Cola and Pepsi were very popular drinks.
*Science-Dopamine was identified in the human brain in 1957 by a pharmacologist named Avid Carlsson in Lund
That is it for Entertainment and More in 1957
Take Care, and I will see you next time!