On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1956

Historical Events

  • Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

MLB's Cleveland Indians franchise is sold for nearly $4m; former player and the team’s general manager Hank Greenberg is part of the new ownership group

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Eisenhower announces he will seek a 2nd term

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer whose life portrayed in film "Monsters", born in Troy, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
  • Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian entertainer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestElpidio Quirino

Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino

1956 Highlights

About February 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces