What Happened on March 12, 1956

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Dale Murphy (67 years old)

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

  • Lesley Manville, British stage and screen actress (Mum; Phantom Thread; The Crown; Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris), born in Brighton, England
  • Steve Harris, English hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden - "Gypsy's Kiss"), born in London, England
Born in 1956
1956 Highlights

About March 12, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: It's Almost Tomorrow - Dream Weavers