Monday 12 March 1956
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dale Murphy in Portland and Jean-Louis Perrier.
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.
On TV people were watching Boomtown.
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- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
- Dale Murphy in Portland: Oregon, USA; Atlanta Braves slugger (two time National League Most Valuable Player).
- Jean-Louis Perrier: French homicide; shot his wife to death at Avignon 10/26/1986, 4:30 PM.
- Steve Harris: English bass player and songwriter (Iron Maiden).
- Lesley Manville: English actress.
- Dale Murphy: American baseball player coach and sportscaster.
- Ruth Ozeki: Canadian-American priest and author
- Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 500 for first time (500.24).
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