What Happened on March 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball win

Famous Birthdays

  • Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
  • Will Rigby, rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel laureate 1935) and daughter of Marie Curie, dies at 58

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Irene Joliot-Curie