On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1956

Historical Events

  • 110th Grand National: race best remembered for Devon Loch's inexplicable fall on final straight, just 40 yards from a certain victory; Dave Dick wins aboard E.S.B.
  • 18th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: San Francisco beats Iowa, 83-71; Dons' back-to-back National titles
  • Wales beats France, 5-3 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to clinch their 13th Five Nations Rugby Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82
1956 Highlights

About March 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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