On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1956

Historical Events

  • S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike's government takes office in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Briley, American actor (Can't Stop the Music), born in NYC, New York
  • Andy Garcia, Cuban-American actor (Stand & Deliver, 8 Million Ways to Die), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Doris Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien), born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
  • Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer (Mensch, Spruenge), born in Göttingen, Germany
  • Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
1956 Highlights

About April 12, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries