On This Day

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, broadcaster, 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? 25 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius