On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1996

Historical Events

  • 25th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Florida, 62-24
  • The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist & Holocaust survivor, dies at 80
  • Sydney Thompson, British rock climber, dies at 81
  • Thornton Page, American astrophysicist, dies at 82
1996 Highlights

About January 2, 1996

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

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn