Historical Events In 1996
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Jan 01 On this day in history after 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
Jan 01 Curaçao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte) on this day in history.
Jan 02 On this day in history sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
Jan 05 Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement on this day in history.
Jan 05 In the year 1996 muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI vs West Indies at the Gabba
Jan 05 On this day in history 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 in the year 1996.
Jan 06 Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44) in the year 1996.
Jan 07 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000 in the year 1996.
Jan 07 Keiko the killer whale star from the movie Free Willy retures from performing in the year 1996.
Jan 08 On this day in history blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
Jan 08 On this day in history 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
Jan 08 For first time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame on this day in history.
Jan 10 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in the year 1996.
Jan 11 On this day in history bloc Quebecois Leader Lucien Bouchard chosen as the 4th President of the Parti Quebecois, and Premier designate of Quebec.
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 Russian troops arrived in Bosnia on a peace keeping mission with the NATO countries in the year 1996.
Jan 15 On this day in history les Baxter, singer/orch leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
Jan 16 In the year 1996 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 In the year 1996 sheik Omar Abdel Rahman got life in prison and 16 others were also sentenced to jail for plotting to bomb the United Nations.
Jan 18 In the year 1996 leonor Fini, painter, dies at 87
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 On this day in history bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
Jan 19 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix in the year 1996.
Jan 20 In the year 1996 australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup
Jan 20 Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63 in the year 1996.
Jan 20 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan on this day in history.
Jan 20 Yasser Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority, with 88 percent of the vote on this day in history.
Jan 21 53th Golden Globes Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta in the year 1996.
Jan 21 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament on this day in history.
Jan 21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo on this day in history.
Jan 22 In the year 1996 costas Simitis was chosen to be the new prime minister of Greece. His predecessor, Andreas Papandreou, had stepped down due to ill health.