It's been 60 years since the world's eyes were fixed on Melbourne as the Olympics came to town.

The opening ceremony of the 1956 Olympics wowed audiences on November 22, with 103,000 packing the MCG to welcome the athletes. Melbourne Cricket Club librarian David Studham says the spectacle was much more formal than what we’re used to now. “You’ve got marching bands, you’ve got a religious blessing from…