What Happened on February 9, 1996

Historical Events

  • The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
  • WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Bennett, American actor (Daddy Day Care; No Ordinary FAmily), born in Seal Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
  • Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist, dies at 106
  • Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, dies at 80
  • Barry Troyna, English educational sociologist and author (Racism, Education and the State), dies at 44
  • Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist, dies at 80
  • Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), dies at 86
  • Neil Franklin, English soccer defender (26 caps; Stoke City, Hull City, Crewe Alexandra) and manager (Colchester United), dies at 74
  • Thomas Padmore, British senior civil servant, dies at 86
1996 Highlights

About February 9, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 9 months and 28 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