What Happened on January 27, 1956

Historical Events

  • NFL's New York Giants move their home from the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Music Single

RCA records releases Elvis Presley's single "Heartbreak Hotel", his first million-seller (written by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden)

  • Veikko Hakulinen of Finland wins Olympic 30k cross country gold medal at Cortina d'Ampezzo; second career Olympic title after winning the 15k event in Oslo, 1952

Famous Birthdays

  • Mimi Rogers [Miriam Spickler], American actress (The Rapture; Paper Dolls; Weapons of Mass Distraction), and producer, born in Coral Gables, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Kleiber, Austrian-Argentine conductor (Teatro Col√≥n, 1937-49; NBC Symphony, 1947-48), dies at 65
1956 Highlights

About January 27, 1956

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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