On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Finland goes 1-2 in the ski jumping at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Antti Hyv√§rinen takes gold ahead of team mate 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

Famous Deaths

  • Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74