On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" single cover released by Elvis Presley

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declaring independence from France

Famous Birthdays

  • Eusebio Pedroza, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight champion 1978-85), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2019)
  • John Cowsill, rock drummer (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (b. 1888)