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June 25, 1956

June 25, 1956, was a Monday. It was the 177th day of 1956. The decade was the fifties.

67 years, 8 months, and 6 days have passed since June 25, 1956.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Birthdays

Born on June 25, 1956

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: June 25, 1956

The best-selling single on June 25, 1956 was "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant.

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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.

Facts

This date occurred 24,721 days ago. Approximately 824 months have passed. It was the 177th day of 1956, in week 26. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on June 25, 1956, are now 67 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 1956 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 275 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to June 25, 1956

Let's go back to the fifties.

The date is June 25, 1956, and it's a Monday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1956 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In music, the song "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Sir Anthony Eden is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Lone Ranger", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", and "The Roy Rogers Show". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Crusader Rabbit", "Lassie", "The Mickey Mouse Club", and "Mighty Mouse Playhouse".

Children are playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Mr. Potato Head, and Roy Rogers Plastic Figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 25, 1956.

  • 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 were 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 at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place 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

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    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

    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

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

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

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around June 25, 1956.

  • May 30, 1956: The circus film "Trapeze" is released in movie theaters.
  • June 5, 1956: Elvis Presley performs his new single "Hound Dog" on The Milton Berle Show.
  • June 13, 1956: Real Madrid beat Reims 4-3 in the final of the European Cup.
  • June 20, 1956: 74 people die after Linea Aeropostal Venezolana Flight 253 crashes off the coast of New Jersey.
  • June 21, 1956: The biopic film "The Eddy Duchin Story" is released.
  • June 23, 1956: The last episode of "The Jimmy Durante Show" is aired on TV.
  • This date: June 25, 1956
  • June 28, 1956: The musical film "The King and I" is released in movie theaters.
  • June 29, 1956: Construction of the United States Interstate Highway System is authorized.
  • June 30, 1956: 128 people lose their lives after two aircraft collide over the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
  • July 4, 1956: One-month-old Peter Weinberger is kidnapped in Westbury, Long Island.
  • July 9, 1956: Dick Clark takes over as the new host of the music-performance TV series "American Bandstand".
  • July 13, 1956: Elvis Presley releases his version of the song "Hound Dog".
  • July 17, 1956: The romantic musical comedy film "High Society" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 18, 1956: Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor and British actor Michael Wilding announce that they are separating after four years of marriage.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 25, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 25, 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.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in June 1956

In June 1956, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from June 1956.

Fury
Fury
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in June 1956

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

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

Toys in 1956

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 June 25, 1956?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 25, 1962, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 25.

George Orwell

George Orwell

Author Deceased
Born on June 25, 1903
He was not alive on this date.

Mary Beth Peil

Mary Beth Peil

Actress
Born on June 25, 1940
She turned 16 on this day in 1956.

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Comedian / Actor
Born on June 25, 1961
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

George Michael

George Michael

Singer Deceased
Born on June 25, 1963
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo

Former NBA player
Born on June 25, 1966
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Rain

Rain

South Korean singer
Born on June 25, 1982
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on June 25, 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 25, 1956 was most likely conceived around October 3, 1955.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 25, 1956 is close to March 18, 1957.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about June 25, 1956:

  • 24,721 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,531 weeks have passed.
  • 2,135,898,000 seconds have passed since June 25, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,491,881,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,102,123,368,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 355,983,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 183,687,228 steps. That's roughly 81,639 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,630,776 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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