What Happened on January 27th, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
  • Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
  • Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
  • France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston

Famous Weddings

  • "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
  • Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
  • Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
  • Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies