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, American baseball slugger (NL MVP 1982–83; Silver Slugger Award 1982–85; Gold Glove Award 1982–86; 7 x MLB All-Star; NL HR leader 1984, 85; NL; Atlanta Braves), 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? 65 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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