On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1956

Historical Events

  • Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame" premieres in Zurich

Famous Deaths


Person of interestH. L. Mencken

H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

1956 Highlights

About January 29, 1956

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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