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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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From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Country: United States of America

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Hard Eight

Hard Eight

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

The Whole Wide World

The Whole Wide World

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Dan Ireland

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Renée Zellweger, Ann Wedgeworth, Harve Presnell

Citizen Ruth

Citizen Ruth

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Starring: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary Kay Place, Kurtwood Smith

The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Lee David Zlotoff

Starring: Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton

Books

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The Road Ahead by Bill Gates

The Road Ahead

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Owner name stamp and phone number written on almost blank page following first end page. Pages are clean and binding is tight.

David Brinkley by David Brinkley

David Brinkley

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"It seems to me now that Huntley's and my success lay mainly in the fact that we were new, as television was new, and we had few

Executive Orders by Tom Clanc

Executive Orders

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Jack Ryan reluctantly occupies the Oval Office. (P, Berkley)

Morning, Noon, And Night by Sidney Sheldon

Morning, Noon, And Night

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Harry Stanford, one of the world's wealthiest man, dies mysteriously while cruising his yacht along the rugged coast of Corsica. Immediately following Stanford's funeral in Boston, a lovely young woman identifies herself as the tycoon's daughter and heir to a …

Behind The Lines by W. E. B. Griffin

Behind The Lines

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Behind the Lines is W. E. B. Griffin's powerful novel of World War II -- and the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of those who fought it.By