On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

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 Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94
  • Arthur Rudolph, German rocket engineer, dies at 89
  • Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • Orapin Chaiyakan, first Thai woman elected to the Parliament of Thailand, dies at 92