On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1996

Historical Events

  • 62nd Orange Bowl: #6 Florida State beats #8 Notre Dame, 31-26
  • 82nd Rose Bowl: #17 Southern California beats #3 Northwestern, 41-32
  • After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
  • Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Gibbs, American child actress

Famous Deaths

  • Arleigh Burke, American admiral, dies at 94
  • Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, dies at 89
  • Hamish Imlach, Scottish folk-comic singer-songwriter ("Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice"), dies at 55
  • Orapin Chaiyakan, first Thai woman elected to the Parliament of Thailand, dies at 91
1996 Highlights

About January 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn