What Happened on September 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American Johnny Longden becomes thoroughbred racing's winningest rider, breaking the record of 4,870 wins by British jockey Sir Gordon Richards; rides Arrogate to victory in the Del Mar Handicap
  • Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Patrick McGeown, politician