On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
  • WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Foreman [Chrissy Boy], English guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House), born in London
  • David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)