(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.
(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.”
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.