Category Archives: 1950s

Trans-Atlantic passenger liners collide in a heavy fog off New England coast 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 25 1956)


Video: 'Andrea Doria'

(Wednesday, July 25, 1956, at around 11:10 p.m. EDT) — The Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm late tonight while approaching the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts (bound for New York City), and began sinking (The Andrea Doria capsized and sank the following morning). Continue reading Trans-Atlantic passenger liners collide in a heavy fog off New England coast 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 25 1956)

Elvis Presley performs on ‘The Steve Allen Show ’ 60 years ago this hour (July 1 1956)


Video: 'ELVIS PRELSEY on THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW 1956 "I Want You I Need You"'

(Sunday, July 1, 1956, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Elvis Presley performed “Hound Dog” singing to an actual hound dog live tonight on NBC’s The Steve Allen Show at the Hudson Theater in New York City. Continue reading Elvis Presley performs on ‘The Steve Allen Show ’ 60 years ago this hour (July 1 1956)