On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist, astrophysicist and author, born in Gorizia, Italy
  • Isabel Pantoja, Spanish copia and Canción melódica singer (Genio y Figura), born in Seville, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109
1956 Highlights

About August 2, 1956

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

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon