What Happened on January 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Baldry, English actor

Famous Deaths

  • Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63