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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1996.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1996: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1996?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1996 After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
  • 03 Jan 1996 Motorola introduces the Motorola StarTAC Wearable Cellular Telephone, the world's smallest and lightest mobile phone at that time.
  • 04 Jan 1996 Father opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 05 Jan 1996 Miami Dolphins' coach Don Shula announces his retirement.
  • 07 Jan 1996 Crazy after You closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 performances
  • 08 Jan 1996 Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
  • 09 Jan 1996 First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighbouring Republic of Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
  • 10 Jan 1996 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
  • 11 Jan 1996 Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
  • 12 Jan 1996 Russian troops arrive in Bosnia (joint operation with US).
  • 13 Jan 1996 Italy's prime minister, Lamberto Dini, resigns after the failure of all-party talks to confirm him. New talks are initiated by president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro to form a new government.
  • 14 Jan 1996 Holiday closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 16 Jan 1996 President of Sierra Leone Valentine Strasser is deposed by the chief of defence, Julius Maada Bio. Bio promises to restore power following elections scheduled for February.
  • 17 Jan 1996 The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • 18 Jan 1996 Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson in New York.
  • 19 Jan 1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix.
  • 20 Jan 1996 WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
  • 21 Jan 1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament.
  • 23 Jan 1996 Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand versus Zimbabwe.
  • 24 Jan 1996 Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
  • 25 Jan 1996 Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.
  • 26 Jan 1996 Les Miserables, opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
  • 27 Jan 1996 Monica Seles beats Anke Huber to win Australian Open
  • 28 Jan 1996 Hello Dolly! closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • 29 Jan 1996 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins.
  • 30 Jan 1996 Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
  • 31 Jan 1996 Colombo Central Bank bombing: an explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank in Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing at least 86 people and injuring 1,400.

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Country: United States of America

Modern Times

Modern Times

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Country: United States of America

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

The Kid

The Kid

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Country: United States of America

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Country: United States of America

Books

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Airframe by Michael Crichton

Airframe

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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop.”—People

The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson

The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

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Celebrating ten years of their crazy antics, author of the Calvin and Hobbes comic, Bill Watterson, invites readers to look back at the first ten years--featuring Watterson’s insights and classic comics."Watterson

Charles Kuralt'S America by Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt'S America

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The former CBS-TV newsman and author of A Life on the Road revisits some of his favorite places and people in their best seasons, in a cheerful account of

The Regulators by Richard Bachman (Stephen King)

The Regulators

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Wentworth, Ohio: a small, friendly town where the Carver children bicker over sweets in the E-Z shop and writer Johnny Marinville is the only resident who minds his own business.

The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

The Hundred Secret Senses

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The "wisest and most captivating novel" (Boston Globe) from the author of the bestselling The Valley of AmazementSet in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's