What Happened on January 31, 1956

Historical Events

  • Austrian skier Toni Sailer wins the slalom at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics for his 2nd gold medal of the Games; sweeps all 3 alpine skiing events

Event of Interest

French government of Guy Mollet forms

  • Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
1956 History

Famous Birthdays

John Lydon (67 years old)

English singer-songwriter & musician (Sex Pistols - "God Save the Queen"), born in Holloway, United Kingdom

  • Trevor Manuel, South African politician, born in Cape Town, South Africa
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

A. A. Milne (1882-1956)

English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

About January 31, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

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