What happened this day in history January 1, 1956

What are the important events that happened on January 1, 1956? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 1, 1956: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 1, 1956 is the 1st day of the year 1956 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 365 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 19, 1955 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘henagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $2,147.80. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Sheep is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 1, 1956 Historical Events

  • 1956
    A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.
  • 1956
    Sudan achieves independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom.

Who were born on January 1, 1956?

  • 1956
    Kōji Yakusho, Japanese actor
  • 1956
    Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1956
    Mike Mitchell, American basketball player
  • 1956
    Sergei Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1956
    Sheila McCarthy, Canadian actress
  • 1956
    Ziad Rahbani, Lebanese composer

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