A Year In The Life Of The USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32)

Herein listed are some of the happenings in the civilian world during the USS Spiegel Grove's years of active duty service to America. The basic format for this page and each ensuing page in this series will be to highlight the movies we saw, what was on television while we were at sea, Oscar® night: best picture, best actor & actress, celebrities born (one listed per month of each year of the ships' active duty life - 1956-1989) and celebrities who died during that particular year (one per month listed). So, lets begin with her commissioning year -

1956

On TV...

Twenty-One

To Tell The Truth

I Spy

A Forest Ranger

At the Movies...

Anna Karenina

The Ten Commandments

Around The World In 80 Days

Giant

The Academy Awards...(hosted by Jerry Lewis & Celeste Holm)
Best Picture is - Around The World In 80 Days
Best Actor is - Yul Brynner
Best Actress is - Dorothy Malone

Some of the Celebrities Born This Year:

January

Mel Gibson

February

Nathan Lane

March

Dana Delany

April

John James

May

Bob Saget

June

Joe Montana

July

Tom Hanks

August

Maureen McCormick

September

David Copperfield

October

Carrie Fisher

November

Bo Derek

December

Larry Bird

Some of the Celebrities Who Died This Year:

January

Henri Menjou

February

John Turnbull

March

Fred Allen

April

Raymond Cordy

May

Jed Prouty

June

Ernest J. King

July

Jack Macy

August

Bela Lugosi

September

Dick Gordon

October

Marie Doro

November

Hugo Ballin

December

Maxine Brown

World Events for 1956...

Date

Event

6 November

Dwight D. Eisenhower re-elected US President

Cuban revolution begins

Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog"

Summer Olympic Games held in Melbourne/Stockholm

 Winter Olympic Games held in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Each succeeding page in the "Year In The Life" series will attempt to bring back long lost memories from your years of naval service aboard the USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32). I hope it is successful!

1956

1961

1966

1971

1976

1981

1986

1957

1962

1967

1972

1977

1982

1987

1958

1963

1968

1973

1978

1983

1988

1959

1964

1969

1974

1979

1984

1989

1960

1965

1970

1975

1980

1985

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1957