Historical Events for January 1996
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◀ 1995 1996 1997 ▶
Events 1 - 51 of 50
1st - After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
1st - Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
4th - "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
5th - Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
5th - Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba
5th - Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
6th - Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
7th - "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 perfs
7th - "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
7th - 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
8th - Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
8th - For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
9th - First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC
10th - Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
10th - Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
11th - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
11th - Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
12th - Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
14th - "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
14th - "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
14th - Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
17th - The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
18th - Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
19th - NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
20th - 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
20th - Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup
20th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
20th - WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
Actress Nicole Kidman 21st - 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
21st - 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
21st - Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
21st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
23rd - Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim
23rd - The first version of the Java programming language was released.
26th - "Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
27th - 15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
27th - 70th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)
27th - Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
27th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
27th - Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
27th - Monica Seles beats Anke Huber to win Australian Open
27th - Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston
27th - Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
28th - "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 perfs
28th - 84th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62)
28th - Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:
29th - 23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins
29th - Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
29th - 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
29th - La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
30th - Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.