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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1956.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1956: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1956?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1956 The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • 02 Mar 1956 The British deport Archbishop Makarios from Cyprus to the Seychelles.
  • 03 Mar 1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
  • 05 Mar 1956 King Kong, 1st televised
  • 09 Mar 1956 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
  • 10 Mar 1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph).
  • 11 Mar 1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • 13 Mar 1956 Elvis Presley releases his first Gold Album titled ''Elvis Presley''.
  • 14 Mar 1956 Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
  • 15 Mar 1956 My Fair Lady opens at Mark Hellinger Theater in New York City for 2,715 performances.
  • 16 Mar 1956 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.
  • 17 Mar 1956 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball
  • 19 Mar 1956 Biggest NBA margin of victory: Minnesota Lakers-133, Saint Louis Hawks-75.
  • 20 Mar 1956 156-day strike against Westinghouse ends
  • 21 Mar 1956 28th Academy Awards - Marty, Anna Magnani and Ernest Borgnine win
  • 22 Mar 1956 Mr Wonderful opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
  • 23 Mar 1956 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic Republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
  • 26 Mar 1956 Medic Alert Foundation forms
  • 27 Mar 1956 US seizes American communist newspaper Daily Worker.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Patterns

Patterns

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Fielder Cook

Starring: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Never Was

The Man Who Never Was

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Country: United States of America

Othello

Othello

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Sergei Yutkevich

Starring: Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov, Vladimir Soshalsky

Jubal

Jubal

Release year: 1956

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

Books

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The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah

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O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents.

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea

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159 pp., 8vo.

The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows

The Dead Sea Scrolls

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Feb., 1957, The Viking Press HB., stated 10th printing. Discovery and discussions, in an easily understood volume, of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows of Yale University.

Herblock'S Here And Now by Herbert Block

Herblock'S Here And Now

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Herbert Block has to be one of our greatest political cartoonists. Here is a great collection of his works during the days of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower in the

A Night To Remember by Walter Lord

A Night To Remember

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The classic minute-by-minute account of the sinking of the Titanic, in a 50th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains