On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1956

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Elvis Presley records single "Heartbreak Hotel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer (Royal Spanish Academy), born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
  • Don Letts, British film director & musician (Big Audio Dynamite), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter (Sunny Came Home), born in Vermillion, South Dakota

Famous Deaths

  • Henk Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84
  • Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
1956 Highlights

About January 10, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn