On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMel Gibson

Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, born in San Jose, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/American composer, dies at 91
  • Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic, Germany (Stalin Peace Prize), dies at 76