What Happened on February 5, 1996

Historical Events

  • British supermarket chains stock genetically modified tomato puree - the first GM food to be sold in the country

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 86
  • Peter Pooley, British broadcaster (Newsreel), dies at 84
  • W. R. Lee, English language teacher and internationalist, dies at 84
1996 Highlights

About February 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Spaceman - Babylon Zoo