January 1, 1956 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.
  • Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK

Birthdays in History

  • Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)