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June 23rd, 1956.

June 23rd, 1956, was a Saturday. It was day 175 of 1956. The decade was the Fifties.

66 years, 5 months and 7 days have passed since June 23rd, 1956.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on June 23rd, 1956.

  • The last episode of "The Jimmy Durante Show" is aired on TV.
Birthdays

Born on June 23rd, 1956.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: June 23rd, 1956

The best-selling single on June 23rd, 1956 was "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant.

Play the top singles from the year 1956.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1956. Take a trip back to the days of Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Kay Starr and The Platters.

Take me back to June 23rd, 1956!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is June 23rd, 1956, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In music, the song "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States, and Sir Anthony Eden is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear. Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1956, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Humphrey Bogart would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Gene Autry Show", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Roy Rogers Show" and "Annie Oakley". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman", "Winky Dink and You" and "Father Knows Best".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Feed the Elephant, Roy Rogers Plastic Figures and Wooly Willy.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on June 23rd, 1956.

  • Real Madrid win the first ever European Cup final.

    Real Madrid win the first ever European Cup final.

    On June 13th, 1956, Spanish club Real Madrid became the first team to win the European Cup after they defeated French side Reims 4-3 in the final.

  • The rise of Elvis Presley.

    The rise of Elvis Presley.

    Between April, 1955 and December, 1956, Elvis Presley burst onto the rock n' roll scene with four top-selling records.

  • Movies from 1956.

    Movies from 1956.

    The most popular movies in 1956 were The Ten Commandments, Around the World in 80 Days, Giant, Seven Wonders of the World, The King and I, Trapeze and War and Peace.

  • 1956 in music.

    1956 in music.

    The radio stations in 1956 were dominated by artists such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

  • The Hungarian freedom fighter.

    The Hungarian freedom fighter.

    "The Hungarian freedom fighter" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1956. This followed the Hungarian Revolution in October and November.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Rock and roll.

    Rock and roll.

    In the mid-1950s, a new music genre called "Rock and Roll" began to take off.

  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids were a popular college prank during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.

  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism.

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.

  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming.

    During the 1950s, the world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 66 years, 5 months and 7 days have passed since June 23rd, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1956.
  • Leap Year: 1956 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: A person born on June 23rd, 1956 will be 66 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around June 23rd, 1956.

  • May 30th, 1956: The circus film "Trapeze" is released in movie theaters.
  • June 5th, 1956: Elvis Presley performs his new single "Hound Dog" on The Milton Berle Show.
  • June 13th, 1956: Real Madrid beat Reims 4-3 in the final of the European Cup.
  • June 20th, 1956: 74 people die after Linea Aeropostal Venezolana Flight 253 crashes off the coast of New Jersey.
  • June 21st, 1956: The biopic film "The Eddy Duchin Story" is released.
  • This date: June 23rd, 1956
  • June 28th, 1956: The musical film "The King and I" is released in movie theaters.
  • June 29th, 1956: Construction of the United States Interstate Highway System is authorized.
  • June 30th, 1956: 128 people lose their lives after two aircraft collide over the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
  • July 9th, 1956: Dick Clark takes over as the new host of the music-performance TV series "American Bandstand".
  • July 13th, 1956: Elvis Presley releases his version of the song "Hound Dog".
  • July 17th, 1956: The romantic musical comedy film "High Society" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 18th, 1956: Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor and British actor Michael Wilding announce that they are separating after four years of marriage.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 23rd, 1956, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1956 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 23rd, 1956 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 23rd, 1956.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in June, 1956.

TV shows from June, 1956.

Fury
Fury
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1956.

1956 saw the introduction of cars such as the 1957 Chevrolet, the Mercedes-Benz W105, the Studebaker Hawk, the Volvo Amazon, the Continental Mark II and the Ford F-Series (third generation).

Cars in 1956.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on June 23rd, 1956.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1956.

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mickey Mouse Club

Adventures of Pow Wow
Adventures of Pow Wow

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1956.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1956.

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

Play-Doh
Play-Doh

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures

Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head

Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant

Colorforms
Colorforms

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)

Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops

Toy Guns
Toy Guns

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1956.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 23rd, 1962 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 23rd.

Frances McDormand

Actress.
Born on June 23rd, 1957
She was born exactly one year after this date.

Zinedine Zidane

French soccer player.
Born on June 23rd, 1972
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 23rd of June.

  • Saint John's Eve (Denmark)
USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on June 23rd, 1956.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 23rd, 1956 was most likely conceived around October 1st, 1955.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 23rd, 1956 is close to March 16th, 1957.

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Stats for June 23rd, 1956

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 23rd, 1956.

  • A total of 24,266 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,466 weeks have passed.
  • 2,096,586,000 seconds have passed since the June 23rd, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,446,017,000 times.
  • Since June 23rd, 1956, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,081,838,376,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 349,431,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 180,306,396 steps. That's about 80,136 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,159,032 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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