On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1956

Historical Events

  • Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
  • Hayes Alan Jenkins leads only US sweep of Olympic men's figure skating medals at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Games; Ronald Robertson wins silver with bronze to Jenkins' younger brother, David
  • WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Brahmanandam, Indian film actor & comedian, born in Sattenapalle, India
  • Exene Cervenka, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NJ Devils) and coach (St. Louis Blues 2003-07), born in Newmarket, Canada
1956 Highlights

About February 1, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius