What Happened on January 26, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg

Famous Birthdays

  • [Lindzi James] Tyger Drew-Honey, English actor (Outnumbered), born in Epsom, Surrey

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924), dies at 95
  • David Schultz, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984), killed by John Du Pont at 36
  • Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dies at 74
  • Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies), dies at 92
  • Harold Brodkey, American writer (My Venice), dies at 65
  • Henry Jay Lewis, American double-bassist and conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic 1948-65), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
1996 Highlights

About January 26, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Spaceman - Babylon Zoo