Video: 'The Other Side of Suez (BBC Documentary)' (Oct. 29, 1956, at 36:04)
(Monday, October 29, 1956, at about 3:00 p.m. EET; during the — Israel invaded the Sinai Peninsula Suez Crisis) today and pushed Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal. Continue reading Israel invades Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 29 1956)
Video: 'Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley (Sottotitolato)' (Oct. 28, 1956, at 2:45)
(Sunday, October 28, 1956, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Elvis Presley performed “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Love Me” and “Hound Dog” tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. The Ed Sullivan Show Continue reading Elvis Presley performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 28 1956)
Video: 'Selected Originals - Hungarian Revolution (1956)'
(Tuesday, October 23, 1956, afternoon CET) — The Hungarian Revolution of 1956, a nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, began today as a student demonstration in Budapest. Continue reading Student-sparked revolt against Hungary’s Communist rule begins 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 23 1956)
Video: 'Around the World In 80 Days' trailer
(Wednesday, October 17, 1956, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — , an American epic science fiction-adventure film about a Victorian gentleman who bets that he can beat the world’s record for circling the globe, premiered tonight at the Rivoli Theater in New York City. Around the World in 80 Days Continue reading ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1956)
Video: 'RESTORED: Requiem for a Heavyweight - Playhouse 90 (1956)'
(Thursday, October 11, 1956, 9:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) — An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect on tonight’s episode of the CBS television anthology drama series . Playhouse 90
TV Guide ranked this episode number 30 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.
Video: 'George Stevens’s Giant New York Premiere (1956) documentary'
(Wednesday, October 10, 1956, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — , an American epic Western drama film about a Texas ranching family that fights to survive changing times, premiered tonight at New York City’s Roxy Theatre. Giant Continue reading ‘Giant’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 10 1956)
Video: 'WS1956 Gm5: Scully calls Larsen's perfect game'
(Monday, October 8, 1956, at about 3:06 p.m. EDT; during the — Don Larsen pitched the 1956 World Series) only perfect game in the history of the World Series as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Continue reading Don Larsen pitches only perfect game in World Series history 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 8 1956)
(Tuesday, September 25, 1956, shortly after 11:00 a.m. EDT) — The first trans-Atlantic telephone cable officially went into service today with a three-way ceremonial call between New York, Ottawa and London.
(Saturday, September 22, 1956) — “The Fool” by Sanford Clark peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, September 15, 1956) — “Rip It Up” by Bill Haley and his Comets peaked at #25 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for one week.