On This Day

August 4, 1956 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Lee Petty dismounts car on lap 32, waves red flag to field because of dusty conditions at NASCAR Grand National at Tulsa, Oklahoma; race halted and never completed

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gerry Cooney, American heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980), born in Manhattan, New York