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

  • Jan Van der Roost, Belgian composer (Chemical Suite for Trombone Quartet), born in Duffel, Belgium
  • 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
Born in 1956

Famous Weddings

Rupert Murdoch

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch marries first wife Patricia Booker

Famous Deaths

  • Henriette ReniĆ©, French harp prodigy, composer, and teacher, dies at 80

About March 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces

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