Historical Events in March 1956

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

3rd Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 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
  • 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 performances
  • 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
  • 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 (National 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