On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1956

Historical Events

Historic Event

Egyptian President Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2007)
  • Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Canada
  • Martin Jol, Dutch football manager, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Saadeddine Othmani, Moroccan politician and Prime Minister of Morocco (2017-present), born in Inezgane, Morocco
  • Wayne Daniel, West Indies cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84), born in Saint Philip, Barbados
1956 Highlights

About January 16, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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