What Happened on February 8, 1956

Historical Events

  • Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Meros, American progressive rock bassist (Spock's Beard), born in Salinas, California

Famous Deaths

Connie MackConnie Mack (1862-1956)

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

1956 Highlights

About February 8, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford