On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1956

Historical Events

  • Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestConnie Mack

Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), dies at 93

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

1956 Highlights

About February 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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