March 1956 calendar

March 1956

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1956?


  • 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
  • 26 Mar 1956 Medic Alert Foundation forms
  • 27 Mar 1956 US seizes American communist newspaper Daily Worker.
  • 01 Mar 1956 Formation of the East German Nationale Volksarmee.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 1956?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - The Great Pretender

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - It's Almost Tomorrowyoutube
  2. - The Poor People Of Parisyoutube
  3. - Memories Are Made Of Thisyoutube
  4. - Rock And Roll Waltzyoutube
  5. - Zambesiyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1956?

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage


John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage was written in 1955 by the junior senator of Massachusetts. It served as a clear call to all Americans.

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Quiet American


Graham Greene's classic exploration on love, innocence and morality in Vietnam. "I never knew a person who had better motives for all his trouble," Graham Greene’s narrator Fowler says.

Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara

Ten North Frederick


Fran Lebowitz described Joe Chapin as "the real F. Scott Fitzgerald", and he won the National Book Award for his novel. Joe Chapin lived a storybook lifestyle. He was a successful small-town lawyer who had a beautiful wife and two …

Surprised By Joy by C.S. Lewis

Surprised By Joy


"A young man who wants to be a sound Atheist must be careful about what he reads. There are many traps.

The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein

The Search For Bridey Murphy


This classic was first published in 1956 and is still relevant to today's New Age audience. It is well documented that Bridey Murphy, an Irish woman who spoke to a hypnotized patient through her Irish accent, was a true story.