On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1996

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, American film producer (Flashdance), dies at 52
  • Harold Wolpe, South African sociologist, lawyer, and activist, dies at 70
1996 Highlights

About January 19, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn