What Happened on August 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
  • WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Foreman, guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House)
  • David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)
  • Wes Chandler, Florida, WLAF wide receiver coach (Rhein Fire)