What Happened on January 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
  • France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
  • La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
  • Last day of Test cricket for David Boon

Famous Birthdays

  • Megan Jossa, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
  • John Terence Reese, British bridge master, dies at 82