What Happened on March 29, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (first American male to win gold medal at World Championships, floor 1978; floor, horizontal bars 1979), and actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2020)
  • Patty Donahue, American new wave rock singer (The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"; "Christmas Wrapping), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Infante Alfonso of Spain, younger brother of King Juan Carlos, dies from an accidental gunshot at 14
1956 Highlights

About March 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rock And Roll Waltz - Kay Starr