On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1996

Historical Events

NHL All-Star Game

46th NHL All-Star Game, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: East beats West, 5-4; MVP: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins, D

  • Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format

Famous Deaths

  • Arley "Buster" Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • Ellis Hillman, British Labour party politician, lecturer, and writer (London Under London), dies during heart surgery at 68
  • Gerry Mulligan, American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, and band leader (Jazz on a Summer Day), dies of complications from a knee infection at 68
  • Liesbeth Askonas, Austrian concert agent, dies at 82
  • Peter Stadlen, Austrian pianist and critic, dies at 85
  • Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
1996 Highlights

About January 20, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

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