January 27, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
  • Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
  • Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston

Deaths in History

  • Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
  • Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92