On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1956

Historical Events

Historic Event

Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge

Famous Birthdays

  • Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer, born in Chigasaki, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Courtens, Belgian baron and painter, dies at 72
1956 Highlights

About February 26, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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