On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1956

Historical Events

  • KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
  • Terry Taylor [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)

Famous Weddings

William Shatner

Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand

1956 Highlights

About August 12, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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