On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1956

Historical Events

  • Autherine Lucy admitted to University of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot
  • Toni Sailer of Austria wins the downhill at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; becomes first athlete to sweep all 3 alpine skiing events in a single Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • John Jefferson, American football player
  • Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • Nathan Lane, actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Pamela Cossey, England, model/sister of transsexual Tula

Famous Deaths

  • Émile Borel, French mathematician (b. 1871)
  • Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
1956 Highlights

About February 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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