On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1956

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

50-year-old baseball pitching star Satchel Paige signs a contract to play for and manage the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro National League

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer and computer engineer (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? 65 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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