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Historical Events In 1996

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May 01   Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67 in the year 1996.  

May 02   On this day in history arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, civil servant, dies at 97  

May 03   In the year 1996 in Western Nei Mongol, China a 6.0 earthquake killed at least 18 people, 300 injured and extensive damage in the Baotou area.  

May 03   In the year 1996 jack Weston, actor (Ishtar, Rad, Cuba), dies of lymphoma at 71  

May 04   On this day in history jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87  

May 05   Ai Qing, poet, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history renette Cruz, Vancouver British Columbia, wins Miss Canadian Universe  

May 06   Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85 in the year 1996.  

May 06   Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President on this day in history.  

May 06   Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1996 albert Meltzer, anarchist, dies at 76  

May 07   Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown in the year 1996.  

May 08   South Africa's Const Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution in the year 1996.  

May 10   "Twister" premieres on this day in history.  

May 10   2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games in the year 1996.  

May 10   A storm hits Mt Everest, killing eight climbers in one of the worst disasters since Everest was first conquered in 1953 in the year 1996.  

May 11   On this day in history bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85  

May 11   In the year 1996 valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die  

May 13   John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

May 13   OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict in the year 1996.  

May 14   On this day in history edqard John Gurney, politician, dies at 82  

May 16   On this day in history edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60  

May 17   On this day in history alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe  

May 17   Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies on this day in history.  

May 18   Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor, dies at 76 in the year 1996.  

May 19   On this day in history johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61  

May 19   STS 77 (Endeavour 11), launches into orbit on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1996 eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65  

May 21   Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78 in the year 1996.  

May 21   Blackout in many areas of Queens NY in the year 1996.  

May 22   In the year 1996 duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic, dies at 66  

May 23   Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

May 23   In the year 1996 fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric  

May 24   "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released in the year 1996.  

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

Jan 03   Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67 in the year 1996.  

Jan 04   In the year 1996 ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83  

Jan 05   Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86 in the year 1996.  

Jan 06   Duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60 in the year 1996.  

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 on this day in history.  

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