1956 Top Ten Music Charts

1956’s Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs Elvis Presley managed to do what no one had done before – crossing over Pop, R&B, and Country, all while making Rock and Roll almost respectable. His single Don’t Be Cruel, with the reverse side Hound Dog, spent most of the summer on ’56 in the top Billboard chart… Read More

1956 Fun Facts, History and Trivia

1956 Fun Facts, History and Trivia Quick Facts from 1956: World Changing Event: Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Sullivan Show on September 9. 82.6% of American households watched. The Top Song was Don’t Be Cruel/ Hound Dog by Elvis Presley Influential Songs include: Tutti Frutti by Little Richard and Don’t Be Cruel/ Hound Dog by Elvis Presley The Happy Earworm: The Happy… Read More

What Happened in 1956?

What happened in 1956? Fun Facts Quiz! 56 Trivia Questions for 1956 History 1. What was Elvis Presley’s first nationwide released single; also his first number one record? Heartbreak Hotel 2. Norma Jean Mortenson changed her name to what? Marilyn Monroe 3. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion, this Broadway Show opened in… Read More

1956 Oscars 28th Academy Awards

1956 Oscars 28th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 21, 1956 Held at: RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California & NBC Century Theatre, New York City, New York Hosts: Jerry Lewis (Los Angeles), Claudette Colbert & Joseph L. Mankiewicz (New York) Eligibility Year: 1955 Marty – TrailerWatch this video on YouTube Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Marty… Read More