On This Day

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
  • Tom Bailey, English rock vocalist & keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor), born in Halifax, West Yorkshire
1956 Highlights

About January 18, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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