What Happened on January 6, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Goran Ivanišević & Iva Majoli win Croatia's first title; at 1 rubber apiece Switzerland's Marc Rosset & Martina Hingis forced to retire at 3-6, 7-6, 4-5 in the deciding doubles rubber

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Record £42 million ($65.2 million) British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)

Famous Deaths

  • Duane Hanson, American sculptor and artist, dies at 70
  • Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, American musician, dies at 80