On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1996

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of France Jacques Chirac
President of France
Jacques Chirac
  • La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire
  • Last day of Test cricket for David Boon

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Sutherland, 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? 25 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius