On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1956

Historical Events

  • 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott, Massachusetts
  • American engineer Wright Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator

Famous Deaths

  • Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902)
1956 Highlights

About February 28, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces