On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1956

Historical Events

Music Recording

Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Vernon Fish, British classical composer, born in Bristol, England

Bill Maher

Bill Maher, American comedian & political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

  • John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Maria Larsson, Swedish politician, born in Långasjö, Sweden
1956 Highlights

About January 20, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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