On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1996

Historical Events

Hopman Cup

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

  • 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
1996 Highlights

About January 6, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

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