On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Magnuson, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Bernard Sumner [Albrecht], English rock guitarist, vocalist (Joy Division and New Order), born in Salford, England
  • Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91
1956 Highlights

About January 4, 1956

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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