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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, 8 months and 21 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.

Top song: March 7th, 1956

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

Play the top hits from 1956.
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Take me back to March 7th, 1956!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Humphrey Bogart would be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "I Love Lucy", "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Fury". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Captain Kangaroo" and "Mighty Mouse Playhouse". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, Tiny Tears (doll) and Matchbox toy cars.

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, 8 months and 21 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.

TV shows from March, 1956.

Fury
Fury
American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1956.

1956 saw the introduction of cars such as the 1957 Chevrolet, the Mercedes-Benz W105, the Studebaker Hawk, the Volvo Amazon, the Continental Mark II and the Ford F-Series (third generation).

Cars in 1956.

Kids' TV shows on March 7th, 1956.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1956.

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mickey Mouse Club

Adventures of Pow Wow
Adventures of Pow Wow

Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best

Lassie
Lassie

Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1956.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1956.

Wooly Willy
Wooly Willy

Play-Doh
Play-Doh

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures

Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head

Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant

Colorforms
Colorforms

BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball

Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)

Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops

Toy Guns
Toy Guns

Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

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 other notable people who were born on March 7th.

John Heard

Actor. Deceased
Born on March 7th, 1946
He turned 10 on this day in 1956.

Jenna Fischer

Actress.
Born on March 7th, 1974
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Laura Prepon

Actress.
Born on March 7th, 1980
She was born exactly 24 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 June 15th, 1955.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 7th, 1956 is close to November 28th, 1956.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 24,007 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,429 weeks have passed.
  • 2,074,204,800 seconds have passed since the March 7th, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,419,905,600 times.
  • Since March 7th, 1956, the earth has travelled approximately 1,070,289,676,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 345,700,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 178,381,613 steps. That's about 79,281 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,890,458 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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