Historical Events For 1996
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Jan 22 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77 in the year 1996.
Jan 22 The Galileo probe plunges into Jupiter's atmosphere and finds it windier and drier than expected, with less helium and less lightning on this day in history.
Jan 23 On this day in history chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs Zimbabwe
Jan 23 General Electric threw in the towel in the struggle to keep its Genie online service competitive in the growing battle with the Web. The company announced it would sell the service to Yovelle Renaissance Corporation, which would turn Genie into a Web site in the year 1996.
Jan 23 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36 in the year 1996.
Jan 24 Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65 on this day in history.
Jan 25 Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35 in the year 1996.
Jan 25 On this day in history leilani Muir awarded $750,000 by Alberta judge; she was wrongly diagnosed as mentally disabled and sterilized by the province's Eugenics Board in 1959
Jan 26 On this day in history "Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
Jan 26 David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont on this day in history.
Jan 27 15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies on this day in history.
Jan 27 In the year 1996 70th Australian Open Women's Tennis Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)
Jan 27 In the year 1996 barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
Jan 27 Catherine Roskam becomes the first New York female Episcopal bishop on this day in history.
Jan 27 On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Jan 27 In the year 1996 germany celebrates its first Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 27 Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana vs Jamaica at Kingston in the year 1996.
Jan 29 23rd American Music Award Garth Brooks wins on this day in history.
Jan 29 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line" in the year 1996.
Jan 29 In the year 1996 jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
Jan 29 In the year 1996 last day of Test cricket for David Boon
Jan 29 In the year 1996 timmins, Ontario's Shania Twain named best new country artist at the American Music Awards
Jan 30 On this day in history bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73
Jan 31 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65 on this day in history.
Feb 01 Toronto Stock Exchange 300 index breaks through the symbolic 5,000 mark for the first time, our Dow Jones on this day in history.
Feb 02 On this day in history actor and dancer Gene Kelly dies at his Beverly Hills, California, home at age 83.
Feb 02 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA in the year 1996.
Feb 03 Audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69 on this day in history.
Feb 06 Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence on this day in history.
Feb 07 In the year 1996 george Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89
Feb 08 US bookstore chain Borders says it will invest in a chain of bookstores in Canada; Ottawa will block the plan under the cultural exemption of NAFTA on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
Feb 10 On this day in history hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67
Feb 10 IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov on this day in history.