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“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ­— Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890-March 28, 1969) Dodge DeSoto Adventurer

• “My Fair Lady” opens on Broadway starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison • The first half hour serial “As The World Turns” begins on CBS

Top Grossing Films

World Events

• Suez Crisis • Rock n Roll dance craze sweeps the world • Prince Rainier of Monaco marries Grace Kelly • Pakistan becomes Islamic Repubic • 52 people die when the Italian passenger liner S.S. Andrea Doria collides off Nantucket Island, Mass., with the Swedish liner S.S. Stockholm

U.S. News

• Alabama bus segregation laws declared illegal by Supreme Court • U.S. tests H Bomb at Bikini Atoll • Elsvis Presley releases first hit • Eight Black students refused entry to Sturgis High School in Kentucky

• The Ten Commandments • Around the World in Eighty Days • Giant • War and Peace • The King and I • The Searchers • Bus Stop

• President Eisenhower authorizes the phrase “under God” to be added to the Pledge of Allegiance

Top Money-Making Stars

Technology

• First hard disk (5 MB) invented by IBM • Portable BW TV sets hit the market • First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation • First commercial videotape recorder goes on sale • Tefal starts producing non-stick frying pans • Oral polio vaccine developed

• Elvis Presley hits the charts with “Heartbreak Hotel,” appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time and stars in his first movie, “Love Me Tender”

• William Holden • John Wayne • James Stewart • Burt Lancaster • Glenn Ford • Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis • Marilyn Monroe • Gary Cooper • Kim Novak • Frank Sinatra

Popular Culture

• Rocky Marciano retires as the only undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the world with a perfect record

1956 Cadillac

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Popular Musicians

• Elvis • Bill Haley and the Comets • Chuck Barry • Jerry Lee Lewis • Johnny Cash • Ella Fitzgerald • Dean Martin

Folks Born in 1956

• Christoph Waltz • Tom Hanks • Bryan Cranson • Mel Gibson • Carrie Fisher • Geena Davis • Dana Delany • Kim Cattrall • Andy Garcia • Linda Hamilton • Joan Allen • Nathan Lane • Bob Saget • David Caruso • Adam Arkin • Mimi Rogers • Sela Ward • Rita Wilson • Robby Benson • Bo Derek

AVERAGE COST OF LIVING IN 1956

Stars born born in 1956. Above, Bo Derek. Right, Andy Garcia. Below, Kim Cattrall

Yearly inflation 1.52% New House $11,700 Monthly Rent $88 Yearly Wages $4,450 Gallon of gas 22¢ New Car $2,050 Coffee lb. 85¢ Women’s Pedal Pushers $3.98 Women’s sheath & pants $15.98 Portable bar $49.50 Mens sport shirt, pants & belt $9.75 Womens flannel lined jeans $4.59

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Elvis Presley

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