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Historical Events In 1996

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Jan 01   In the year 1996 after 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin  

Jan 01   Curaçao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte) in the year 1996.  

Jan 02   On this day in history sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81  

Jan 05   Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement in the year 1996.  

Jan 05   Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI vs West Indies at the Gabba in the year 1996.  

Jan 05   In the year 1996 the longest US government shutdown ends after 21 days when Congress passes an interim spending measure that allows federal employees to return to work.  

Jan 05   Yahya Ayyash, the "Engineer", the elusive mastermind behind a wave of Islamic suicide bombings against Israel, is killed in Gaza, apparently by a booby-trapped mobile phone on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1996 record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)  

Jan 07   On this day in history 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000  

Jan 07   On this day in history keiko the killer whale star from the movie Free Willy retures from performing  

Jan 08   Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths in the year 1996.  

Jan 08   Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin announces he is quitting federal politics to run for the job of provincial Liberal leader and Premier of Newfoundland, only to return and get a plum government posting in the year 1996.  

Jan 08   For first time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in the year 1996.  

Jan 10   On this day in history israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners  

Jan 11   Bloc Quebecois Leader Lucien Bouchard chosen as the 4th President of the Parti Quebecois, and Premier designate of Quebec in the year 1996.  

Jan 11   In the year 1996 space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space  

Jan 12   On this day in history edmund Happold, engineer, dies at 65  

Jan 12   In the year 1996 russian troops arrived in Bosnia on a peace keeping mission with the NATO countries  

Jan 15   On this day in history les Baxter, singer/orch leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73  

Jan 16   On this day in history new South Wales Premier Bob Carr announces that the state's next governor will be part-time and Government House to be turned over to public use.  

Jan 17   Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman got life in prison and 16 others were also sentenced to jail for plotting to bomb the United Nations in the year 1996.  

Jan 18   Leonor Fini, painter, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY in the year 1996.  

Jan 18   Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of The King Elvis Presley, filed for divorce from Michael Jackson after 20 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable difference on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1996 bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79  

Jan 19   NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix in the year 1996.  

Jan 20   Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup in the year 1996.  

Jan 20   Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan  

Jan 20   Yasser Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority, with 88 percent of the vote on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history 53th Golden Globes Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta  

Jan 21   On this day in history karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament  

Jan 21   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo  

Jan 22   Costas Simitis was chosen to be the new prime minister of Greece. His predecessor, Andreas Papandreou, had stepped down due to ill health on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In 1996

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1996 sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81  

Jan 03   On this day in history geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67  

Jan 04   On this day in history ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83  

Jan 05   On this day in history jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86  

Jan 06   In the year 1996 duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60  

Jan 07   In the year 1996 james Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90  

Jan 08   In the year 1996 francois Mitterrand, Pres of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79  

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