On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1956

Historical Events

  • 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union
  • Verhoeven, Nauta and De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Dravecky, American pitcher & amputee (SF Giants), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Howard Edward Davis Jr., American boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings

Willie Mays

MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

1956 Highlights

About February 14, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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