-And the winner is...."Around the World in 80 Days" for Best Picture, Yul Brynner for Best Actor in "The King and I", and Ingrid Bergman, Best Actress for "Anastasia".
The top ranked TV shows:
1. I Love Lucy
2. The Ed Sullivan Show
3. General Electric Theatre
4. The $64,000 Question.
6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
7. I've Got a Secret
12. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts
13. The Millionaire
-You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent"
-Congress raises the minimum wage to $1 per hour.
-At a Fourth of July family barbecue, Milton Levine dreams up the idea for the first Ant Farm, complete with live ants.
-Budweiser Brewery introduces Busch beer.
-Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a highly publicized Monte Carlo wedding on April 19.
-At a reception in the Kremlin, Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev tells ambassadors from the West, "History is on our side. We will bury you!"
-Choosy mothers can now choose Jif Peanut Butter.
-President Eisenhower is re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson.
-Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated Heavyweight champ.
-Elvis Presley makes his television debut on CBS Dorsey Brothers' Stage Show.
-The Dow Jones Industrial Average marks a new high...500.24 points.
-The after-tax income of the average American is $1700, up $63 from 1955. The average weekly take-home pay for a worker with three dependents is $74.04.
-Marilyn Monroe marries Arthur Miller.
-By now, more than 80 percent of U.S. households have refrigerators. By contrast, only 8 percent of British households do.
-Clairol introduces the "Does She or Doesn't She" ad campaign.
-The last performance by Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus, "The Greatest Show on Earth" under a canvas tent.
-The 1956 median age for a first marriage was 22.8 years old for men and 20.3 for women. In 2000 the median age at first marriage: Men: 26.8 Women: 25.1.
-The majority of American homes are heated by coal.
-The majority of American homes have only one telephone.
-Some of the top pop hits of the year:
Memories Are Made of This - Dean Martin
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
See You Later Alligator - Bill Haley & His Comets
Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Standing on the Corner - Four Lads
Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
The Green Door - Jim Lowe
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley