On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1956

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright

Famous Birthdays

  • Carman Licciardello, American Christian music singer, born in Trenton, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Dingle, American actor (The Little Foxes), dies at 68
1956 Highlights

About January 19, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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