On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1956

Historical Events

Music Premiere

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Generosa Ammon, American widow of murdered multimillionaire Ted Ammon, suspect in his death, born in Laguna Beach, California (d. 2003)
  • Lena Olin, Swedish 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? 65 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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