Class of 1956

Remember When...

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1956 at a Glance

President of the United States:
Dwight D. Eisenhower

United States Population:
168,903,031

Price of a Gallon of Gas:
$.30

Best Picture Academy Award:
"Around the World in Eighty Days"

Number One Song:
"Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley

Baseball - World Series:
New York Yankees d. Brooklyn Dodgers (4-3)

NCAA Basketball Championship:
San Francisco d. Iowa  (83-71)

NFL Championship:
New York Giants d. Chicago Bears (47-7)

Interesting Fact:
Elvis Presley enters the United States music charts for the first time, with Heartbreak Hotel