On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1956

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, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenh├╝ttenstadt, Germany
  • Patrick McGeown, Irish IRA member, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
1956 Highlights

About September 3, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo