On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1956

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBryan Trottier

Bryan Trottier, American NHL Center (NY Islanders), born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Julie Bishop, Australian Liberal Party politician and Minister for Foreign Affairs (2013-present), born in Lobethal, South Australia
  • Robert Romanus, American actor, born in West Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), dies at 78
1956 Highlights

About July 17, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer