On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1956

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

MGM releases film "High Society", a musical re-working of "The Philadelphia Story" set in Newport, Rhode Island; starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, with songs by Cole Porter

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

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? 65 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer