On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1996

Historical Events

Music Awards

23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

  • 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"

Historic Event

France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific

  • La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire

Sports History

Last day of Test cricket for Australian cricketer David Boon

Famous Birthdays

  • Megan Jossa, English actress, born in Eltham, London

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Sutherland, Scottish journalist, dies at 79
  • John Terence Reese, British bridge master, dies at 82
1996 Highlights

About January 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 3 days
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