On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1996

Historical Events

  • 15 day old conjoined twins separated: Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber of Germany 6-4, 6-1 for her first and only Grand Slam victory after her stabbing

  • Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
  • Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston

Famous Weddings

  • "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • Julian W. Hill, American research chemist (developed nylon), dies at 91
  • Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • Patrick Ludlow, British actor (Naughty Husbands, Evergreen and Modesty Blaise), dies at 93
  • Ralph Webster Yarborough, American politician, U.S. Senator from Texas (1957-71), dies at 92
  • Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, English cricketer (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 tests for England), dies at 93
  • Tommy Mitchell, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 8 wickets; Derbyshire CCC), dies at 93
1996 Highlights

About January 27, 1996

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

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