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MIDI: Music: Don't Be Cruel By: Elvis Presley © By: Original Artist
West Germany officially reinstates military service. Several members of the
Supreme Soviet travel to London to observe British culture and political institutions.
Meanwhile, Great Britain´s House of Lords rejects legislation from the House of Commons
which bans the death penalty. In other news, Pakistan requests that the United States establish
a food bank to combat widespread famine in Asia. U. S. President Dewight Eisenhower returned
to the White House after minor surgery. Billie Holiday´s "Lady Sings the Blues"
is published in the United States.
This year in sports, New York wins the World Series in the seventh game
against Brooklyn. An undefeated Rocky Marciano retires as world heavyweight champion and
Floyd Patterson goes on to KO Archie Moore to become champ. New York defeats the Chicago
Bears 47-7 for the NFL title. American Tenley Albright wins the Olympic gold medal for
women´s figure skating. Pat Flaherty wins the Indy 500, with an average speed of
128.5 mph. Philadelphia wins over Ft. Wayne in the NBA playoffs. "Needle"
wins the Kentucky Derby ridden by D. Erb.
On TV in 1956
Fireside Theatre, People are Funny, The Jackie Gleason Show, American Bandstand - September 1952 - Host: Bob Horn - Aired on WFIL-TV, Dragnet,
The $64,000 Challenge, The Lineup, December Bride, I Love Lucy, The Ford Show,
The Phil Silvers Show, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Name That Tune, The Jack Benny Show, You Bet Your Life,
Your Hit Parade, The $64,000 Question, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Loretta Young Show, Climax,
Lassie, The George Gobel Show, This Is Your Life, Disneyland, The Chevy Show,
The Millionnaire, General Electric Theatre, I´ve Got a Secret, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Red Skelton Show,
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Private Secretary, The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Life of Riley, Gunsmoke,
The Ed Sullivan Show, The Perry Como Show, Ford Theatre, Lux Video Theatre, The Honeymooners,
What´s My Line,
Cost Of Living In 1956
|Gallon of Milk
|Loaf of Bread
|Min. Wage Hour
|Gallon of Gas
Back in 1956, the popular songs of that time
were: "Allegheny" performed by Patti Page; "Don´t Be Cruel"
performed by Elvis Presley; "Heartbreat Hotel" sung by Elvis Presley and as
well as "Hot Diggity" by Perry Como. Also topping the musical
charts that year were: "Lisbon Antigua" by Nelson Riddle;
"Que Sera Sera" by Doris Day; "Rock and Roll Waltz" by Kay Starr; and the
ever popular "The Great Pretender" by The Platters. "The Poor People
of paris" by Les Baxter. "The Wayward Wind" by gogi Grant. "Memories
Are Made of This" by Dean Martin. "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.
"My Prayer" by The Platters. "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.
New Toys in 1956
Uncle Milton´s Ant Farm
Uncle Milton´s fascinating ant farm has been a favorite since 1956.
Watch live ants dig tunnels, build bridges and move mountains. They have
quite a work ethic.
Corgi Die Cast Vehicles
Engine 34 used to run out of the Brighton area on Western Avenue.
The ALF 700 was a workhorse rig first introduced by ALF in 1945
and produced up until 1956.
It´s America´s all-time number one dice game!
1956 players have been rolling classic dice combinations
like Full House, Large Straight and Five of a Kind - that´s YAHTZEE ®!
Milton Bradley Co., Div. of Hasbro, Inc.
Best Movie: "Around the World in 80 Days" - Produced by Michael Todd
Best Actor: Yul Brenner - "The King and I"
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman - "Anastasia"
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