On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

"Heartbreak Hotel" single released by Elvis Presley, his first million-selling single

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
  • Veikko Hakulinen of Finland wins Olympic 30k cross country gold medal at Cortina d'Ampezzo; second career Olympic title after taking out the 15k event in Oslo (1952)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mimi Rogers, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters), born in Coral Gables, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies