October 1st, 1956

October 1st, 1956, fell on a Monday. It was day 275 of 1956. The decade was the 1950s.

64 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since October 1st, 1956.

Fictional Date

October 1st, 1956 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Marge Simpson is born.

Top song: October 1st, 1956

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on October 1st, 1956 was "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 1st, 1956 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In music, the song "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jack Benny Program", "Sky King", "I Love Lucy" and "Fury". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo" and "The Gumby Show".

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 1st, 1956.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The rise of Elvis Presley.

    Between April, 1965 and December, 1956, a new Rock and Roll singer called Elvis Presley had four top-selling records.

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 64 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since October 1st, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 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: Anyone born on October 1st, 1956, will be 64 years of age.
  • People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 1st, 1956:

  • September 7th, 1956: Brazilian soccer player Pelé makes his professional debut for Santos FC at the age of 15.
  • This date: October 1st, 1956
  • October 6th, 1956: Soccer: Bobby Charlton makes his debut for Manchester United.
  • October 10th, 1956: Baseball: The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4-3 to win the 1956 World Series.
  • October 14th, 1956: The first episode of the animated series "Heckle and Jeckle" is broadcast on CBS.
  • October 23rd, 1956: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 begins.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 1st, 1956, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1956 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 1st, 1956 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.

1956 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1956.

  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 1st of October:

US President

Who was the US President on October 1st, 1956?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 1st, 1956?

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

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 1st, 1956 was probably conceived around the 23rd of December, 1955. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 1st, 1956 is the 11th of July, 1957. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 1st, 1956.

  • 23,578 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,037,139,200 seconds have passed since the October 1st, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,376,662,400 times.
  • Since October 1st, 1956, earth has travelled approximately 1,051,163,827,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 339,523,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 175,193,971 steps. That's about 77,864 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,445,670 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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