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1956 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates
 1956 Trivia
Compiled by Ted Yates


Top albums of 1956 included the soundtracks to ‘The King and I’, ‘Oklahoma’, and ‘My Fair Lady’.





TV Shows which made their debut in 1956 included ‘To Tell The Truth’, ‘My Friend Flicka’, ‘Broken Arrow’, ‘Playhouse 90’, and ‘Circus Boy’.


In a Roman Catholic ceremony, actress Grace Kelly married Rainier, Prince of Monaco.


Actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller.


The New York Yankees won the World Series by defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 3.


1956 was Elvis Presley’s first big year. His accomplishments in 1956 were monumental: He had charted 17 songs, five of which went to number one, spending 25 weeks there, 16 of them consecutive. He makes 11 U.S. National Television appearances and stars in a major movie, Love Me Tender. No other performer in the history of Rock and Roll will come close to matching this.



Price checks from 1956

  • Sirloin steaks 69 cents a pound
  • cantaloupes were 19 cents each
  • lettuce 15 cents a loaf
  • grapefruit 31 cents for four
  • The price of delivered milk went up 1 cent, from 23 to 24 cents a glass bottle quart.


‘My Fair Lady’, the Lerner and Loewe musical, debuted on broadway.







The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup beating the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 1.

   Notable people we lost in 1956 included Tommy Dorsey, Victor Young, Bela Lugosi and Fred Allen.  





Top movies of 1956 included ‘The Ten Commandments’, Around the World in 80 Days’, ‘Giant’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘Friendly Persuasion’, and ‘Love Me Tender’.

The price of an adult movie pass was 50 cents for a matinee performance and 75 cents for an evening show.