On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1996

Historical Events

  • Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone

Sports History

Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

  • Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Baldry, English actor, born in Redhill, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Danny White, American singer and bandleader, dies at 84
  • Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • Lincoln Kirstein, American writer and impresario, dies at 88
  • Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • Yahya Ayyash, Palestinian militant and chief bombmaker for Hamas, assassinated by booby trapped cell phone at 29
1996 Highlights

About January 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

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