What Happened on March 18, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • "The Model" Rick Martel [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
  • Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort owner, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish alpine skier (2 Olympic gold 1980), born in Joesjö, Sweden
  • Juan Meza, Mexican boxer (WBC Super Bantamweight champion 1984-85), born in Mexicali, Mexico (d. 2023)
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
  • Louis Bromfield, American writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926), dies at 59
1956 Highlights

About March 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: It's Almost Tomorrow - Dream Weavers