On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1956

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • East Pakistan struck by cyclone and tidal waves

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
  • Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian (Kath & Kim), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Greg Phillinganes, American session and touring keyboardist, and musical director (Stevie Wonder, Toto, Michael Jackson, David Gilmour), born in Detroit, Michigan

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons", born in Springfield

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik P. Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87
  • Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), dies at 61
  • VladimĂ­r Ambros, Czech composer, dies at 65
1956 Highlights

About May 12, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: No Other Love - Ronnie Hilton