On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1956

Historical Events

  • Black students enter & are barred from Clay Ky elementary school

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Andrews, British rock musician (XTC; League of Gentlemen; Shreikback), born in West Norwood, London
  • Chip Beck, American golfer (US Open 1986, 89, Masters 1993 runner-up; shot 59 in 1991), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Ricky Rudd, American race car driver, born in Norfolk County, Virginia
  • Sam Brownback, American attorney and politician (46th Governor of Kansas), born in Garnett, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Carossa, German writer, dies at 77
  • S├índor Graf Festetics, Hungarian nobleman and politician, dies at 74
1956 Highlights

About September 12, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo