What Happened on January 18, 1956

Historical Events

  • German Democratic Republic (East Germany) forms own army (National People's Army)

Famous Birthdays

  • George Mark Collie, American country singer ("Another Old Soldier"), born in Waynesboro Tennessee
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Konstantin P├Ąts, Estonian Prime Minister (1921-23, 1932-33) and dictator (1933-40), dies at 81
1956 Highlights

About January 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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