Historical Events for Year 1996

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Jan 1st - After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
Jan 1st - Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
Jan 1st - 82nd Rose Bowl: #17 Southern California beats #3 Northwestern, 41-32
Jan 1st - 62nd Orange Bowl: #6 Florida State beats #8 Notre Dame, 31-26
Jan 2nd - The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims
Jan 2nd - 25th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Florida, 62-24
Jan 4th - "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
Jan 5th - Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
Jan 5th - Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba
Jan 5th - Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
Jan 6th - Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
Jan 7th - "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 perfs
Jan 7th - "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
Jan 7th - 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
NFL Head Coach Don ShulaNFL Head Coach Don Shula Jan 8th - Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
Jan 8th - For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 9th - First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC
Jan 10th - Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
Jan 10th - Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
Jan 10th - King Hussein of Jordan visits Israel
Jan 11th - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
Jan 11th - Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
Jan 12th - Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
Jan 14th - "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
Jan 14th - "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
Jan 14th - Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
NFL Head Coach Jimmy JohnsonNFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson Jan 14th - AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts 20-16
Jan 14th - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27
Jan 17th - The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
Jan 17th - Iraq agrees to talks concerning a UN plan to allow for the Iraqi sale of $1 billion of oil; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes
Jan 18th - Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
Jan 19th - NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
Jan 20th - 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
Jan 20th - Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
Jan 20th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
Jan 20th - WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
Jan 21st - 53rd Golden Globes: Sense and Sensibility, Nicolas Cage, & Sharon Stone win
Actor Nicolas CageActor Nicolas Cage Jan 21st - Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
Jan 21st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
Jan 23rd - Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim
Jan 23rd - The first version of the Java programming language was released.
Jan 26th - "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
Jan 27th - 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
Jan 27th - Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
Jan 27th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Jan 27th - Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 27th - Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston
Jan 27th - Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
Jan 28th - "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 perfs
Jan 28th - Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker Jan 28th - 84th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)
Jan 28th - 84th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (6-4, 6-1)
Jan 28th - 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
Jan 29th - 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
Jan 29th - Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
Jan 29th - 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
Jan 29th - La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
Jan 29th - France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks Jan 30th - Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
Jan 30th - Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz
Jan 31st - 50 people die and many more injured in a suicide bombing in Sri Lanka by separatist Tamil Tigers
Feb 1st - The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
Feb 2nd - Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
Feb 4th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13
Feb 5th - British supermarket chains stock genetically modified tomato puree - the first GM food to be sold in the country
Feb 6th - Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
Feb 8th - NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
Feb 8th - The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
Feb 8th - The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.
Feb 9th - WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM
Feb 9th - The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
Feb 10th - IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov
Feb 10th - A bomb explodes in Docklands area of London, ending the 17-month ceasefire; James McArdle is eventually found guilty and jailed for 25 years
Feb 11th - 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
MLB Legend Cal Ripken JrMLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr Feb 12th - 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win
Feb 13th - Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
Feb 13th - Rock musical "Rent" by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway
Feb 13th - Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'
Feb 15th - Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.
Feb 15th - Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44
Feb 15th - At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV
Feb 15th - 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear
Feb 16th - Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi
Feb 17th - 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
Heavyweight Boxer Tommy MorrisonHeavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison Feb 17th - Garry Kasparov defeats Deep Blue 4-2 in chess
Feb 18th - 1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*
Feb 18th - 38th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.308 MPH)
Feb 19th - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
Feb 21st - Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit
Feb 22nd - "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
Feb 22nd - STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
Feb 23rd - Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
Feb 23rd - Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands
Feb 23rd - "Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland
Feb 24th - Cuba downs 2 US planes
LPGA Golfer Meg MallonLPGA Golfer Meg Mallon Feb 24th - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
Feb 24th - The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
Feb 25th - "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
Feb 25th - Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is
Feb 27th - Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
Feb 28th - 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
Feb 29th - Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup
Feb 29th - Soyuz TM-23, lands
Mar 1st - Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
Mar 1st - New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
Mar 1st - Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny WilkensNBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens Mar 2nd - Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator
Mar 2nd - Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose
Mar 3rd - Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
Mar 5th - Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame
Mar 6th - 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
Mar 6th - Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya
Mar 7th - 1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)
Mar 7th - British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order
Mar 7th - Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
Mar 7th - The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed.
Mar 9th - Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India
Mar 9th - Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in WC QF
NBA Legend Magic JohnsonNBA Legend Magic Johnson Mar 9th - STS 75 (Columbia 19), lands
Mar 10th - 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)
Mar 10th - NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
Mar 10th - 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
Mar 10th - 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
Mar 11th - Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
Mar 11th - Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
Mar 11th - The EU Database Directive is passed.
Mar 11th - John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007.
Mar 12th - Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy
Mar 13th - Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
Mar 13th - Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by spree killer Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide.
Mar 14th - Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
Mar 14th - Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson Mar 16th - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
Mar 16th - Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
Mar 17th - "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
Mar 17th - "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 perfs
Mar 17th - Aravinda De Silva gets 107* & 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
Mar 17th - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
Mar 17th - Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
Mar 18th - 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
Mar 18th - A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
Mar 20th - "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
Mar 20th - Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
Mar 20th - UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
Mar 21st - "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 perfs
Mar 22nd - Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
Mar 22nd - STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
Mar 23rd - Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
Mar 24th - 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins
Mar 24th - Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual

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