Sunday 11 March 1956
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits.
Forbidden Planet, directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956
while Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 11 March 1956 ?
- Zambia - Youth Day.
- Saint Rosina
- Saint Alberta
- Saint Vindician
- Blessed Auria
- Lesotho - Moshoeshoe Day.
- Lithuania - Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence.
- United States - Johnny Appleseed Day, 311 Day
- Blessed John Righi
- Willie Banks: American triple jumper.
- Curtis Brown: American colonel pilot and astronaut.
- Joey Buttafuoco: American statutory rapist.
- Helen Rollason: British sports journalist and television presenter (d. 1999).
- Curtis L Brown Jr in Elizabethtown: North Carolina, USA; Major US Air Force/astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, 95).
- Pascal Jumel: French policeman turned gang leader, a thug who was arrested in July 1985 and sentenced in 1991 to seventeen years imprisonment for eight armed robberies committed between 1983 and 1985. In 1997 he was released on parole and wrote "le Cercle noir" (The Back Circle), a memoir of his 12 years in prison.
- D J MacHale: American author and television writer
- Rob Paulsen: American voice actor
- Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko: Russian opera composer, dies at age 83.
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
- After having opened in London the previous year, Laurence Olivier's film, ''Richard III'', adapted from Shakespeare's play, has its U.S. premiere in theatres and on NBC Television on the same day. On TV it is not shown in prime time, but as an afternoon matinée, in a slightly cut version. It is one of the first such experiments of its kind. Olivier is later nominated for an Oscar for his performance.
- 96 U.S. Congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto, a protest against the 1954 Supreme Court ruling (''Brown v. Board of Education'') that desegregated public education.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 500 for the first time rising 2.40 points, or 0.48%, to 500.24.
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