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Sunday January 1, 1956

January 1, 1956: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

A person born on this day will be 60 years old today. If that same person saved a Dime every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $2,079.30 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.

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Here’s the January 1956 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1956 calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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 a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).

January 1, 1956 Historical Event(s)

  • 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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