1956 – Pakistan became the first Islamic republic in the world.
Despite this definition the country did not have a state religion until 1973, when a new constitution, more democratic and less secular, was adopted.
Pakistan only uses the “Islamic” name on its passports and visas.
1964 – Peter Lorre died. Austrian actor.
Lorre caused an international sensation with his portrayal of a serial killer who preys on little girls in the German film M (1931).
He later became a popular featured player in Hollywood crime films and mysteries (in particular with Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet), and, though frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner, became star of the successful Mr. Moto detective series.