On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1956

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Recording

Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
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 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? 64 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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