Historical Events on March 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 3rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 76-64
  • Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100m freestyle (1:04.2)

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Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"

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Elvis Presley
  • Indonesian government of Harahap resigns
  • Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in NY
  • Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)