On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1956

Historical Events

  • Finland goes 1-2 in the ski jumping at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Antti Hyv√§rinen takes gold ahead of teammate Aulis Kallakorpi
  • NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build
  • VII Winter Olympic Games close in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11
  • Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Vincent "Vinnie" Colaiuta, American touring and session rock and jazz drummer (Frank Zappa; Joni Mitchell; Sting), born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Savielly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
1956 Highlights

About February 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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