What Happened on January 20, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Recording

Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBill Maher

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

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • John McNally, American rapid fire pistol sport shooter (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Naha, Okinawa
  • John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Maria Larsson, Swedish politician, born in Långasjö, Sweden