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Historical Events In 1996

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Jan 22   Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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   Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs Zimbabwe in the year 1996.  

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 in the year 1996.  

Jan 25   On this day in history jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35  

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   David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont in the year 1996.  

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   Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jan 27   Catherine Roskam becomes the first New York female Episcopal bishop in the year 1996.  

Jan 27   In the year 1996 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Jan 27   Germany celebrates its first Holocaust Remembrance Day on this day in history.  

Jan 27   On this day in history shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana vs Jamaica at Kingston  

Jan 29   In the year 1996 23rd American Music Award Garth Brooks wins  

Jan 29   6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line" on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79  

Jan 29   In the year 1996 last day of Test cricket for David Boon  

Jan 29   On this day in history 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   On this day in history gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65  

Feb 01   Toronto Stock Exchange 300 index breaks through the symbolic 5,000 mark for the first time, our Dow Jones in the year 1996.  

Feb 02   Actor and dancer Gene Kelly dies at his Beverly Hills, California, home at age 83 on this day in history.  

Feb 02   Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA on this day in history.  

Feb 03   On this day in history audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69  

Feb 06   On this day in history heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence  

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   Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67  

Feb 10   On this day in history iBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov  

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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   Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81 in the year 1996.  

Jan 03   In the year 1996 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   Francois Mitterrand, Pres of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79 in the year 1996.  

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