On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • American sprinter Willie Williams sets 100m world record at 10.1 in Berlin, Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Abhisit Vejjajiva, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008-11), born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)