What Happened on July 17, 1956

Historical Events

Film 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

Famous Birthdays

Bryan TrottierBryan Trottier (66 years old)

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

  • 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? 66 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon