On This Day

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 Joesj√∂, Sweden

Famous Deaths

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

About March 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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