What Happened on January 5, 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Chen Kenichi [Ken'ichi Azuma], Japanese celebrity chef, "The Szechuan Sage" (Iron Chef Chinese), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German politician (President of Germany 2017-), born in Detmold, West Germany
Born in 1956

Famous Deaths

  • Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 80
1956 Highlights

About January 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets