What Happened on February 29, 1956

Historical Events

  • Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan

Baseball History

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

Event of Interest

US President Eisenhower announces he will seek a 2nd term

1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Jonathan) "Jono" Coleman, British-Australian television and radio, writer, and comedian, born in Hackney, England (d. 2021)
  • 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
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

About February 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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