What Happened on January 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
  • Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)