On This Day

What Happened in January 1996 (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

  • Jan 27 Tommy Mitchell, English cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 8 wickets; Derbyshire CCC), dies at 93
  • Jan 28 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Jan 28 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), dies at 44
  • Jan 28 Jerry Siegel, American comic book writer (co-creator, with Joe Shuster, of "Superman"), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 28 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • Jan 28 Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and writer (Less than One, Nobel 1987), dies at 55
  • Jan 28 San Yu, Burmese General and the 5th President of Burma (1981-88), dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 29 Jack Sutherland, Scottish journalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 29 John Terence Reese, British bridge master, dies at 82
  • Jan 30 Bob Thiele, American radio broadcaster, and record producer (John Coltrane; B.B. King), dies of kidney failure at 73
  • Jan 30 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65