What Happened on August 3, 1956

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
  • Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; 22 ODIs), born in Mumbai, India
  • Kirk Brandon, British punk rock and new wave singer-songwriter (Theatre of Hate; Spear of Destiny - Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
Born in 1956
1956 Highlights

About August 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 9 months and 26 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