On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1996

Historical Events


Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • Ellis Hillman, politician, dies 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, concert agent, dies at 82
  • Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
1996 Highlights

About January 20, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius