On This Day

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, 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)
1956 Highlights

About August 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo