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October 14th, 1956.

October 14th, 1956, was a Sunday. It was day 288 of 1956. The decade was the 1950s.

65 years and 2 days have passed since October 14th, 1956.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 14th, 1956?

  • The first episode of the animated series "Heckle and Jeckle" is broadcast on CBS.

Top song: October 14th, 1956

The best-selling single on October 14th, 1956 was "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

Play the top hits from 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 October 14th, 1956!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 14th, 1956 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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. 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "The Lone Ranger", "You Bet Your Life" and "Annie Oakley".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", "Father Knows Best" and "Mighty Mouse Playhouse".

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 14th, 1956.

  • Heckle and Jeckle make their debut.

    Heckle and Jeckle make their debut.

    In the middle of October, 1956, the first episode of the animated series "Heckle and Jeckle" was aired on television.

  • 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 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 65 years and 2 days have passed since October 14th, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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 14th, 1956, will be 65 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 14th, 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.
  • This date: October 14th, 1956
  • October 17th, 1956: The adventure comedy film "Around the World in 80 Days" is released in movie theaters.
  • October 23rd, 1956: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 begins.
  • November 6th, 1956: 1956 United States presidential election: President Dwight D. Eisenhower is reelected after a landslide victory against Democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson.
  • November 8th, 1956: Cecil B. DeMille's religious drama film "The Ten Commandments" is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 14th, 1956, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 14th, 1956 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on October 14th, 1956.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1956.

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

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 check out October 14th, 1962 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 14th.

Eamon de Valera

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1882
He turned 74 on this day in 1956.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

US President. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1890
He turned 66 on this day in 1956.

Roger Moore

English actor. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1927
He turned 29 on this day in 1956.

Cliff Richard

British singer.
Born on October 14th, 1940
He turned 16 on this day in 1956.

Usher

Singer.
Born on October 14th, 1978
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Stacy Keibler

Wrestler.
Born on October 14th, 1979
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Rowan Blanchard

Actress.
Born on October 14th, 2001
She was born exactly 45 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on October 14th, 1956.

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1956.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 14th, 1956 was most likely conceived around the 5th of January, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 14th, 1956 is close to the 24th of July, 1957.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 14th, 1956.

  • A total of 23,744 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,392 weeks have passed.
  • 2,051,478,000 seconds have passed since the October 14th, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,393,391,000 times.
  • Since October 14th, 1956, the earth has travelled approximately 1,058,562,648,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 341,913,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 176,427,108 steps. That's about 78,412 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,617,736 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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