Category Archives: 1950s

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)

Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller 60 years ago #OTD this hour (June 29 1956)


Video: 'Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller - The Civil Wedding 1956'

(Friday, June 29, 1956, 7:21 p.m. EDT) — Actress Marilyn Monroe, 30, married playwright Arthur Miller, 40, in a civil ceremony tonight in White Plains, New York. It was her third marriage and his second marriage. Continue reading Marilyn Monroe marries playwright Arthur Miller 60 years ago #OTD this hour (June 29 1956)

‘The King and I’ film premieres in New York City 60 years ago tonight (June 28 1956)


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(Thursday, June 28, 1956, evening EDT)The King and I, a musical film about the king of Siam who clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children, premiered tonight at the Roxy in New York City.

Directed by Walter Lang, the film starred Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Maureen Hingert, Martin Benson and Rex Thompson.

Rioting bursts out in Poznan, Poland 60 years ago this hour (June 28 1956)


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(Thursday, June 28, 1956, 6:00 a.m. CET; during the Cold War) –The Poznan 1956 protests, the first of several massive protests against the government of the People’s Republic of Poland, began on today at Poznan’s Cegielski Factories and were met with violent repression. Continue reading Rioting bursts out in Poznan, Poland 60 years ago this hour (June 28 1956)

President Eisenhower undergoes emergency surgery to relieve intestinal blockage 60 years ago this hour (June 9 1956)


Video: 'Eisenhower Seriously Ill (1956)'

(Saturday, June 9, 1956, 2:59 a.m. EDT) — U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, 65, was taken to Walter Reed hospital today for an emergency operation to remove an intestinal blockage. Eisenhower’s physicians termed his condition “excellent,” saying they looked for a “rapid and complete recovery.”

Elvis Presley performs on final ‘Milton Berle Show ’ 60 years ago this hour (June 5 1956)


Video: 'Elvis - Hound Dog & Dialogue - Milton Berle Show - 5 June 1956'

(Tuesday, June 5, 1956, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Elvis Presley performed “Hound Dog” doing his hip-gyrating act live tonight on the the final episode of the original The Milton Berle Show in Los Angeles. From then on, cameras would only show him from the waist up.