On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1956

Historical Events

  • Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer (Tetris), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Colin Ayre, British football player (Newcastle United), born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russian cosmonaut
  • Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
1956 Highlights

About March 14, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces