What Happened on August 4, 1956

Historical Events

  • German Wilhelm Herz becomes first to ride motorcycle at 200mph (210mph/338kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands
  • Lee Petty dismounts car on lap 32, waves red flag to field because of dusty conditions at NASCAR Grand National at Tulsa, Oklahoma; race halted and never completed
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerry Cooney, American boxer (5 x World Heavyweight title loser), born in Manhattan, New York
Born in 1956

About August 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Whatever Will Be Will Be - Doris Day