January 4th, 1956

January 4th, 1956, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 4 of 1956. The decade was the 1950s.

65 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since January 4th, 1956.



Fictional Date

January 4th, 1956 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Man On Fire: The birth date of John W. Creasy.

Top song: January 4th, 1956

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on January 4th, 1956 was "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 4th, 1956 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

In music, the song "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently the President of the United States and Sir Anthony Eden is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are sporting chemise dresses, sheaths, sack dresses and straight-cut suits. Short boxy jackets and shift dresses are also beginning to become popular. Meanwhile, a lot of men are sporting a "Teddy Boy" style that involves leather jackets, greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Men are also wearing formal suits as daywear.

Tailfins on cars are extremely popular at the moment. The design looks futuristic, almost like a rocket or the twin rudders on the back of an airplane. It's 1956, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Cisco Kid", "The Roy Rogers Show" and "Gunsmoke".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Crusader Rabbit", "Lassie" and "Captain Kangaroo".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 4th, 1956.

  • The Hungarian freedom fighter.

    "The Hungarian freedom fighter" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1956. This followed the Hungarian Revolution in October and November.

  • 1956 in music.

    The radio stations in 1956 were dominated by artists such as Elvis Presley, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Gogi Grant, Les Baxter, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Kay Starr.

  • Movies from 1956.

    The most popular movies in 1956 were The Ten Commandments, Around the World in 80 Days, Giant, Seven Wonders of the World, The King and I, Trapeze and War and Peace.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 65 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since January 4th, 1956.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1956.
  • Leap Year: 1956 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 1956, will be 65 years of age.
  • People born in 1956 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 1956:

  • December 10th, 1955: The first episode of "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" is broadcast on CBS.
  • December 26th, 1955: NFL: The Cleveland Browns defeat the Los Angeles Rams 38-14 to win the 1955 NFL Championship Game.
  • This date: January 4th, 1956
  • January 8th, 1956: Five Evangelical Christian missionaries from the United States are killed by the Huaorani people of the rain forest of Ecuador.
  • January 28th, 1956: Elvis Presley performs on TV for the first time.
  • January 30th, 1956: The home of African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is bombed.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 1956, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1956 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4th, 1956 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Fury - American Western series about ranch operator Jim Newton and his adopted son Joey Clark.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • Annie Oakley - American Western series that fictionalizes the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
  • The Danny Thomas Show - American sitcom about a successful nightclub singer.
  • Our Miss Brooks - Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • The Cisco Kid - American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

1956 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1956.

  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Father Knows Best
  • Lassie
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 4th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on January 4th, 1956?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1956?

  • Sir Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 1956 was probably conceived around the 27th of March, 1955. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 1956 is the 13th of October, 1956. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 1956.

  • 23,847 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,060,377,200 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 1956.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,403,773,400 times.
  • Since January 4th, 1956, earth has travelled approximately 1,063,154,635,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 343,396,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 177,192,439 steps. That's about 78,752 miles!
  • Since this date, 24,724,526 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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