On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his 6th and last career Grand Slam title; beats American Michael Chang 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Super Bowl XXX, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17; MVP: Larry Brown, Dallas, CB

Famous Deaths

  • Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), dies at 44
  • Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
  • John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and writer (Less than One, Nobel 1987), dies at 55
  • San Yu, Burmese General and the 5th President of Burma (1981-88), dies at 77
  • Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
1996 Highlights

About January 28, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius