On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
  • George David Low, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestJeffrey Robert Immelt

Jeffrey Robert Immelt, American chairman of General Electric, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Chairman of General Electric Jeffrey Robert Immelt
Chairman of General Electric
Jeffrey Robert Immelt
  • Kathleen Beller, American actress (Promises in the Dark, Dynasty, The Betsy), born in Westchester, New York
  • Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
  • Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
1956 Highlights

About February 19, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces