"The Woman in Me" second studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1996)
Bluegrass and country musician Alison Krauss releases her compilation album "Now that I've Found You"
- Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
- Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
- William Harry "Billy" Jones, American rock guitarist (The Outlaws), dies of self-inflicted gunshot at 45
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No