On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1956

Historical Events

Theatrical Finale

"Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Brill, American drummer (Berlin - "You Take My Breath Away"), born in NYC, New York
  • Geena Davis, American actress (Beetlejuice, Fly), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Robby Benson, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
1956 Highlights

About January 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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