Historical Events For 1996
Friday, 20 January 2017
Jan 22 On this day in history edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
Jan 22 In the year 1996 the Galileo probe plunges into Jupiter's atmosphere and finds it windier and drier than expected, with less helium and less lightning.
Jan 23 On this day in history chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs Zimbabwe
Jan 23 In the year 1996 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.
Jan 23 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36 on this day in history.
Jan 24 Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65 in the year 1996.
Jan 25 Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35 on this day in history.
Jan 25 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 on this day in history.
Jan 26 "Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg on this day in history.
Jan 26 On this day in history david Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
Jan 27 In the year 1996 15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
Jan 27 70th Australian Open Women's Tennis Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61) in the year 1996.
Jan 27 On this day in history 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 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.
Jan 27 Germany celebrates its first Holocaust Remembrance Day in the year 1996.
Jan 27 Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana vs Jamaica at Kingston on this day in history.
Jan 29 23rd American Music Award Garth Brooks wins in the year 1996.
Jan 29 On this day in history 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
Jan 29 Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79 on this day in history.
Jan 29 Last day of Test cricket for David Boon on this day in history.
Jan 29 Timmins, Ontario's Shania Twain named best new country artist at the American Music Awards on this day in history.
Jan 30 Bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73 in the year 1996.
Jan 31 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65 in the year 1996.
Feb 01 On this day in history toronto Stock Exchange 300 index breaks through the symbolic 5,000 mark for the first time, our Dow Jones
Feb 02 In the year 1996 actor and dancer Gene Kelly dies at his Beverly Hills, California, home at age 83.
Feb 02 In the year 1996 ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
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 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1996.
Feb 09 On this day in history adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
Feb 10 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Feb 10 On this day in history iBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov