On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1956

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

6th NBA All Star Game, Rochester War Memorial Coliseum, NY: West beats East, 108-94; MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks, C

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit
  • 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
  • An inquiry considers building homes in a war devastated area in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Lounès Matoub, Berber Kabyle singer, born in Béni-Aïssi, Algeria (d. 1998)
1956 Highlights

About January 24, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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