On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1956

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr. and father Sammy Davis Sr. opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Generosa Ammon, widow of Ted Ammon (d. 2003)
  • Lena Olin, actress (Enemies A Love Story), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • George Al Sarton, Belgian-American chemist and historian, dies at 71
1956 Highlights

About March 22, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries