On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1956

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Murphy, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Steve Harris, English hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss), born in London, England
1956 Highlights

About March 12, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces