What Happened on January 28, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sport awardTennis Open

84th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

84th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber
  • Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:

Famous Deaths

  • Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
  • Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
  • John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55
  • Or San Yu, president of Burma in (1981-88), dies
  • U San Yu, soldier/politician, dies at 77
  • Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71