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March 7th, 1956.

March 7th, 1956, was a Wednesday. It was day 67 of 1956. The decade was the 1950s.

65 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since March 7th, 1956.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Born on March 7th, 1956.

People who were born on this exact date.

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Top song: March 7th, 1956

The best-selling single on March 7th, 1956 was "Lisbon Antigua" by Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra.

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The date is March 7th, 1956 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In music, the song "Lisbon Antigua" by Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Sir Anthony Eden is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear.

Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1956, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "The Jack Benny Program", "Sky King" and "Our Miss Brooks".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman" and "Lassie".

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on March 7th, 1956.

  • Movies from 1956.

    Movies from 1956.

    The most popular movies in 1956 were The Ten Commandments, Around the World in 80 Days, Giant, Seven Wonders of the World, The King and I, Trapeze and War and Peace.

  • 1956 in music.

    1956 in music.

    The radio stations in 1956 were dominated by artists such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

  • The Hungarian freedom fighter.

    The Hungarian freedom fighter.

    "The Hungarian freedom fighter" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1956. This followed the Hungarian Revolution in October and November.

  • Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars.

    Tailfins on cars was a popular style around this time. The design looked futuristic, almost like the twin rudders on the back of an airplane.

  • Rock and roll.

    Rock and roll.

    In the mid-1950s, a new music genre called "Rock and Roll" began to take off.

  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids were a popular college prank during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism.

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.

  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming.

    During the 1950s, the world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 65 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since March 7th, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1956.
  • Leap Year: 1956 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on March 7th, 1956, will be 65 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 7th, 1956.

  • February 22nd, 1956: "Heartbreak Hotel" becomes Elvis Presley's first song to make it into the US music charts.
  • This date: March 7th, 1956
  • March 22nd, 1956: The final episode of "The Cisco Kid" is aired.
  • March 23rd, 1956: Elvis Presley releases his debut album.
  • April 2nd, 1956: The first episode of the American soap opera "As the World Turns" is aired on CBS.
  • April 2nd, 1956: The first episode of the mystery crime drama series "The Edge of Night" is broadcast on CBS.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 7th, 1956, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1956 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 7th, 1956 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • Our Miss Brooks - Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • The Cisco Kid - American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

Kid's TV shows on March 7th, 1956.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1956.

  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1956.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out March 7th, 1962 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 7th of March.

  • March 7th, 1974: Jenna Fischer (Actress) was born exactly 18 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on March 7th, 1956.

UK Prime Minister.

Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 7th, 1956.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 7th, 1956 was most likely conceived around the 29th of May, 1955.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 7th, 1956 is close to the 15th of December, 1956.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 7th, 1956.

  • A total of 23,839 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,405 weeks have passed.
  • 2,059,686,000 seconds have passed since the March 7th, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,402,967,000 times.
  • Since March 7th, 1956, the earth has travelled approximately 1,062,797,976,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 343,281,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 177,132,996 steps. That's about 78,726 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,716,232 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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