Historical Events for March 1956

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Events 1 - 44 of 44

1st - The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
2nd - Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France
3rd - Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
3rd - Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 m freestyle (1:04.2)
3rd - Indonesian government of Harahap resigns
3rd - Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
3rd - Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in NY
3rd - 3rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 76-64
5th - "King Kong" 1st televised
5th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
9th - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested & exiled to Seychelles
9th - Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
10th - General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 10th - Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
11th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
12th - Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)
13th - NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win
14th - Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
14th - Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
15th - "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 perfs
15th - Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champion
16th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
16th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
17th - 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball win
19th - Biggest NBA margin of victory - Minn Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
20th - 156-day strike against Westinghouse ends
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 20th - E Ochab succeeds Beirut as 1st secretary of Polish CP
20th - Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes
20th - Tunisia gains independence from France
20th - USSR performs nuclear test
20th - Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
21st - 28th Academy Awards - "Marty", Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win
22nd - "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
22nd - Death penalty against KPM-director Leon Jungschlaeger
22nd - Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC
23rd - 18th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats Iowa 83-71
23rd - Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day)
23rd - Sudan becomes independent
24th - 110th Grand National: Dave Dick aboard E.S.B. wins
26th - Medic Alert Foundation forms
26th - Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One
27th - French commandos land in Algeria
27th - US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
30th - USSR performs nuclear test

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