On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1956

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

TV Show Appearance

Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on national TV on the Dorsey Brothers's "Stage Show"

  • 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

  • [Pierre] "Peter" Schilling, German synthpop musician ("Major Tom (Coming Home)"), born in Stuttgart, Germany

Famous Weddings

Neil Armstrong

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

1956 Highlights

About January 28, 1956

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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