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November 24th, 1956.

November 24th, 1956, was a Saturday. It was day 329 of 1956. The decade was the Fifties.

66 years and 2 days have passed since November 24th, 1956.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 24th, 1956.

  • The Western film "Giant" is released in movie theaters.
Music charts

Top song: November 24th, 1956

The best-selling single on November 24th, 1956 was "Love Me Tender" 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 November 24th, 1956!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is November 24th, 1956, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

In America, Thanksgiven Day has come and passed. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In music, the song "Love Me Tender" 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 George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "Sky King" and "I Love Lucy".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Winky Dink and You", "Lassie" and "Father Knows Best". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops and Colorforms.

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 November 24th, 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 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 and 2 days have passed since November 24th, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 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 November 24th, 1956 will be 66 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to November 24th, 1956.

  • November 4th, 1956: Hungarian Revolution: The Soviet Union sends troops into Hungary to quash the uprising.
  • 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.
  • November 8th, 1956: Hungarian Revolution: The United Nations General Assembly demands that the Soviet Union withdraw from Hungary.
  • November 13th, 1956: The US Supreme Court rules that Alabama's segregated bus laws are illegal.
  • November 22nd, 1956: The 1956 Summer Olympics begin in Melbourne, Australia.
  • This date: November 24th, 1956
  • November 26th, 1956: The first episode of the American game show "The Price Is Right" is aired on NBC.
  • November 29th, 1956: The comedy film "The Teahouse of the August Moon" is released.
  • December 4th, 1956: Million Dollar Quartet: An impromptu recording session takes place between Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • December 12th, 1956: The UN Security Council accepts Japan's membership application to the United Nations.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 24th, 1956, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1956 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 24th, 1956 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 24th, 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 November, 1956.

TV shows from November, 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.

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 November 24th, 1956.

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

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show
The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show

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 November 24th, 1962 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 24th.

Zachary Taylor

US President. Deceased
Born on November 24th, 1784
He was not alive on this date.

Billy Connolly

Comedian.
Born on November 24th, 1942
He turned 14 on this day in 1956.

Ted Bundy

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on November 24th, 1946
He turned 10 on this day in 1956.

Sarah Hyland

Actress.
Born on November 24th, 1990
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Tom Odell

Singer.
Born on November 24th, 1990
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on November 24th, 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 November 24th, 1956 was most likely conceived around March 3rd, 1956.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 24th, 1956 is close to August 17th, 1957.

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Stats for November 24th, 1956

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 24th, 1956.

  • A total of 24,108 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,444 weeks have passed.
  • 2,082,931,200 seconds have passed since the November 24th, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,430,086,400 times.
  • Since November 24th, 1956, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,074,792,499,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 347,155,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 179,132,083 steps. That's about 79,614 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,995,174 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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