Historical Events for January 1996

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1st - After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
1st - Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
1st - 82nd Rose Bowl: #17 Southern California beats #3 Northwestern, 41-32
1st - 62nd Orange Bowl: #6 Florida State beats #8 Notre Dame, 31-26
2nd - The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims
2nd - 25th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Florida, 62-24
4th - "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
5th - Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
5th - Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba
5th - Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
6th - Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
7th - "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 perfs
7th - "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
7th - 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
8th - Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
NFL Head Coach Don ShulaNFL Head Coach Don Shula 8th - For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
9th - First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC
10th - Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
10th - Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
10th - King Hussein of Jordan visits Israel
11th - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
11th - Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
12th - Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
14th - "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
14th - "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
14th - Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
14th - AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts 20-16
14th - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27
NFL Head Coach Jimmy JohnsonNFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson 17th - The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
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
18th - Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
19th - NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
20th - 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
20th - Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup
20th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
20th - WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
21st - 53rd Golden Globes: Sense and Sensibility, Nicolas Cage, & Sharon Stone win
21st - Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
21st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
Actor Nicolas CageActor Nicolas Cage 23rd - Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim
23rd - The first version of the Java programming language was released.
26th - "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
27th - 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
27th - Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
27th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
27th - Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
27th - Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston
27th - Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
28th - "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 perfs
28th - Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:
Tennis Legend Boris BeckerTennis Legend Boris Becker 28th - 84th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)
28th - 84th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (6-4, 6-1)
28th - 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
29th - 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
29th - Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
29th - 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
29th - La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
29th - France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
30th - Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 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
31st - 50 people die and many more injured in a suicide bombing in Sri Lanka by separatist Tamil Tigers

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