On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1956

Historical Events

Music Single

"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" single cover released by 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)
  • Gary Pearce, English rugby union prop (36 caps; Northampton Saints), born in Dinton, England
  • John Cowsill, American rock drummer (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"; Beach Boys, 2000-present), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
1956 Highlights

About March 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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