On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1956

Historical Events

  • Abigail Van Buren's [Pauline Phillips] "Dear Abby" advice column 1st appears in newspapers
  • Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan

Famous Birthdays

  • David Smith, English cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986), born in Balham, London
  • Imelda Staunton, British actress (Finding Your Feet, Maleficent), born in Archway, London
  • Kimberly Beck Hilton, American actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • Mike Walczewski, American public address announcer

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Malengreau, Belgian organist, composer, and educator (Brussels Conservatory, 1813-53), dies at 71
1956 Highlights

About January 9, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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