1996 in History – What happened in year 1996

✅ Published on April 10th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1996 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1996.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1996 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 januaryThe Motorola StarTAC, the first clamshell mobile phone, was released and went on to become one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption.
05 januaryHamas operative Yahya Ayyash was assassinated by a bomb-ladencell phone, planted by Israel's Shin Bet.
06 januaryA record of $65.2 million British lottery was won by 3 people.
07 januaryAfter 1622 performances in Shubert Theater New York city “Crazy after you” closes.
08 januaryNo one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in the 25 years. It was held for the 1st time that no one elected.
08 januaryAn Antonov An-32 cargo aircraft crashed into a crowded market in Kinshasa, Zaire, killing up to 237 on the ground.
09 januaryFirst Chechen War: Chechen separatists launched raids in the city of Kizlyar, Republic of Dagestan, which turned into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
10 januaryThe Israel government sets free hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
14 januaryAfter 97 performances of “Swinging On a Star” closes at Music Box Theater New York City.
19 januaryNHL approved move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix.
19 januaryA tank barge and a tug grounded on a beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA, spilling an estimated 828, 000 US gallons (3, 130, 000 l) of home heating oil.
21 januaryRudy Galindo wins U.S. male Figure championship.
21 january53th Golden Globes: The elites are Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman and John Travolta.
23 januaryChris Cairns, the New Zealand cricketer scored 120 in 96 balls in Test against Zimbabwe.
24 januaryGermany celebrated Holocaust for the first time as Remembrance Day.
27 januaryGermany celebrated Holocaust for the first time as Remembrance Day. It was amazing news for the country.
27 januaryMahamane Ousmane, the first democratically elected president of Niger, was deposed by Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara in a military coup d'état.
29 januaryIn the cricket World Cup Kenya defeats West Indies by making all the players out in 93 runs.
31 januaryJapanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake discovered Comet Hyakutake, which was one of the closest cometary approaches of the previous 200 years.
02 februaryAli Lanry, at the age of 22 from Lousinia crowned to the 45th Miss USA.
09 februaryWYNY- FM that is in New York changes its calls to WKTU - FM in 1996.
10 februaryThe IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
11 february46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio.
15 februaryA Long March 3B rocket carrying the communications satelliteIntelsat 708 crashed immediately after launch from the Xichang SatelliteLaunch Center, China, destroying a nearby town and killing an unknownnumber of inhabitants.
16 februaryGary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa vs. UAE at Rawalpindi.
17 februaryNetherlands played its first ODI vs. New Zealand, cricket World Cup. Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47.
18 februaryKenya plays the first full One Day International Match in the Cricket World Cup against team India.
19 februaryThe first premier of Howard Stern Radio Show was held in February 19,1996 in York and Pennsylvania on WQXA 105, 7 FM.
21 februarySoyuz TM-23 got launched into its orbit.
22 februaryActress Halle Berry filed divorce from David Justice.


Famous birthdays in the year 1996:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 SeptemberLilla Barzó / Tennis Player / Hungary
02 OctoberTom Trbojevic / Rugby Player / Australia
03 February Rhap Salazar / Actor / Philippines
04 SeptemberJordan Lilley / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
07 February Alessandro Mastalli / Footballer / Italy
09 AprilJayden Brailey / Rugby Player / Australia
12 March Aristo Sham / Pianist / China
14 MayMartin Garrix / Musician / Netherlands
14 AprilAbigail Breslin / Actress / United States of America
16 MayLouisa Chirico / Tennis Player / United States of America
17 SeptemberElla Purnell / Actress / Britain
18 JuneNiki Wories / Skater / Netherlands
22 OctoberB.I / Singer / South Korea
22 January Joshua Ho-Sang / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
23 JulyAlexandra Andresen / Equestrian / Norway
23 MayJohn Requejo / Footballer / United States of America
23 MayEmmanuel Boateng / Footballer / Ghana
26 MayLara Goodall / Cricketer / South Africa
28 OctoberJack Eichel / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
29 February Claudia Williams / Tennis Player / New Zealand

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1996:

YearName / Profession / Country
07 AugustAditya Joshi / Badminton Player / India
18 JulySmriti Mandhana / Player / India
05 JuneApoorva Arora / Actress / India
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