On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Austrian skier Toni Sailer wins the giant slalom at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics on his way to a sweep of the 3 alpine skiing events at the Games

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Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Italy goes 1-2 in the 2-man bobsleigh at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; along with silver in 4-man event, the only medals for the home nation at the Games

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Schilling, rocker, born in Stuttgart, Germany

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong