On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1956

Historical Events

  • British Ferrari driver Peter Collins sportingly hands over his car to retired teammate Juan Manuel Fangio during season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; Fangio finishes 2nd to win F1 World Drivers Championship
  • Collapse of a rail bridge under a train kills 120 (India)
  • Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina finishes 2nd in Italian GP at Monza to win his 3rd straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Englishman Stirling Moss
  • San Francisco Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
1956 Highlights

About September 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo