What Happened on January 19, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • NHL Board of Governors approves sale of Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix, Arizona in time for 1996-97 season

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Baily, American comic artist (co-creator of DC Comics), dies at 79
  • Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • Harold Wolpe, South African sociologist, lawyer, and activist, dies at 70