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It happened around 1956.

Jim and Marilyn were born in 1956. This is a growing list of events that happened 1956 +- 2 years.



  • “In God We Trust” was made the US motto. It appeared on paper currency since 1957.
  • Christianity Today magazine, founded by Billy Graham published it’s first issue in 1956.
  • The epic film “The Ten Commandments” premieres. Directed by legendary icon Cecil B. DeMille, starred Charlton Heston as Moses, Yul Brynner as Rameses and Anne Baxter as Nefretiri.
  • The first Transatlantic Telephone Cable goes in operatio.
  • Oral Vaccine developed against Polio by Albert Sabi.
  • The United Methodist Church in America decides at its General Conference to grant women full ordained clergy status. It also calls for an end to racial segregation in the denomination.
  • Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • The 10 Commandments movie with Charlton Heston is released.
  • Eisenhower signs act to make the interstate system.