What Happened on January 20, 1956

Historical Events

Blue Days Black Night

Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville, Tennessee for country music producer Owen Bradley

Famous Birthdays

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

Bill Maher (67 years old)

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

  • John Naber, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m/200m backstroke, 4×200m freestyle relay, 4×100m medley; silver 200m freestyle 1976), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Maria Larsson, Swedish politician, born in Långasjö, Sweden
Born in 1956
1956 Highlights

About January 20, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford