On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1996

Historical Events

  • 1st clamshell flip mobile phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale. Eventually 60 million are sold.

Famous Birthdays

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh, English actress (Outlaw Kingdom, Little Women), born in Oxford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Geoffrey Pardoe, British engineer (Project Manager for the Blue Streak ballistic missile programme), dies at 67
  • Terence Cuneo, English artist (official artist for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953), dies at 88
1996 Highlights

About January 3, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

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