What Happened on January 21, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances
  • "The Wizard of Oz" succeeds Harold Ross as editor of "The New Yorker"

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)