On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1956

Historical Events

  • Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
  • Despite a severe ankle injury Tenley Albright leads an American 1-2 in the women's figure skating at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Carol Heiss takes the silver medal

Famous Deaths

  • Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), dies at 86
  • Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)
1956 Highlights

About February 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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