On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1956

Historical Events

  • "Crazy Arms" single released by Ray Price - his 1st no.1 (Billboard Song of the Year 1956)
  • The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Todd, New Zealand equestrian rider (Olympic gold individual eventing 1984, 88), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • Timothy Daly, American actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven), born in Sufferin, New York
1956 Highlights

About March 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces