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Trivia and links to websites with interesting 50's memorbilla will be posted in this section. Music, events local, national, world wide from the 1950's time period are fair game. If you know of sites or have stuff from the "good old days" send it via the contact us section.

1956 Trivia - This Year in History
World Series Champions: New York Yankees
NFL Champions: New York Giants
NBA Champions: Philadelphia Warriors
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf Cary Middlecoff
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Ken Rosewall/Shirley J. Fry
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Lew Hoad/Shirley Fry
NCAA Football Champions: Oklahoma
NCAA Basketball Champions: San Francisco
Kentucky Derby: Needles
Sports Hero:  
The Hotties: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Ava Gardner, Dorothy Dandridge, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Lana Turner
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote" "That'll be the day" - John Wayne in The Searchers
Miss America: Sharon Ritchie (Denver, CO)
Miss USA: Carol Morris (Iowa)
The Scandals:

Charles Van Doren and Herb Stempel, the leading competitors on TV's quiz show, Twenty-One, admitted to being coached by producers of the show.

Dick Clark took over hosting duties on Bob Horn's Bandstand after Bob allegedly twiddled with female teenage dancers who appeared on his show. They changed the name to American Bandstand.

Nerd News: Monkee's Mike Nesmith's mother, Bette Nesmith Graham invents "Mistake Out," later renamed Liquid Paper.
The hovercraft was invented by Christopher Cockerell.
The Habit:  
1st appearances & 1956's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Yahtzee, Ticklebee Game , Play-Doh (color, actual white came out in 1958), Ant Farm
Best Film Oscar Winner: Around the World in Eighty Days
1956 Billboard
Number One Songs

November 26, 1955 - January 13, 1956:
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford

January 14 - February 17:
Memories Are Made Of This -
Dean Martin

February 18 - March 2:
Great
Pretender - The Platters

March 3 - March 23:
Rock And Roll Waltz - Kay Starr

March 24 - May 2:
Poor People Of Paris - Les Baxter

May 3 - June 15:
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley

June 16 - August 3:
Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant

August 4 - August 17:
I Almost Lost My Mind - Pat Boone

August 18 - September 14:
My Prayer - The Platters

September 15 - November 2:
Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

November 3 - November 16:
Green Door - Jim Lowe

November 17 - December 7:
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

December 8 - December 21:
Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell

December 22 - December 28:
Love Me Tender -
Elvis Presley

December 29, 1956 - February 8, 1957:
Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell

Classmate Carolyn 'Lindy' Tindall
Classmate Carolyn "Lindy" Tindall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJL_3iqETc

Classmate Hal Fisher on Youtube
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