On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1956

Historical Events

  • Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexican-American actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest), born in Mexico City
  • Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist (won Young Rider Classification of Tour de France 1980), born in Rijbergen, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83
1956 Highlights

About December 12, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius