On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1956

Historical Events

  • Pirates & KC As cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
  • Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland

Famous Birthdays

  • Desmond Haynes, West Indian cricket batsman and administrator (116 Tests; 7,487 runs @ 42.29; 238 ODIs; Director WI Cricket Board), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
  • Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
1956 Highlights

About February 15, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius