On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1956

Historical Events

  • Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz & Oppelt of AUT
  • Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Karn [Wilson], American actor (Home Improvement) and TV game show host (Family Feud), born in Seattle, Washington
1956 Highlights

About February 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius