What Happened on January 21, 1956

Historical Events

Theatrical Finale

Victor Borge's one-man show "Comedy in Music" closes at John Golden Theatre, NYC; runs for 849 performances, a Guinness world record

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Brill, American drummer (Berlin - "You Take My Breath Away"), born in NYC, New York
  • Forrest Gander, American poet (Be With - 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry), born in Barstow, California
  • Geena Davis, American actress (Beetlejuice, Fly), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Robby Benson, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen), born in Dallas, Texas
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

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

About January 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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