What Happened on January 17, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristina [Monet Zilkha], American dance-pop singer songwriter (Sleep It Off), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • Faouzi Mansouri, Algerian soccer defender (13 caps; Montpellier, FC Mulhouse), born in Djerba, Tunisia (d. 2022)
  • Mitch Vogel, American actor (Jamie-Bonanza), born in Alhambra, California
  • Paul Young, British rock and blue-eyed soul vocalist ("Every Time You Go Away"; Band-Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), born in Luton, England
Born in 1956
1956 Highlights

About January 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford