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1996 Historical Event(s)
- February 15, 1996 – At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
- February 19, 1996 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- April 28, 1996 – Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
- June 13, 1996 – The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
- June 26, 1996 – Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
- July 29, 1996 – The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad .
- August 23, 1996 – Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
- September 27, 1996 – The Julie N. tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
- November 19, 1996 – Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
Who Were Born On 1996?
- January 26, 1996 – Tyger Drew-Honey, British actor
- February 1, 1996 – Alex Bausch, Pokemon League Champion and Sole Apocalypse Survivor
- February 7, 1996 – Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer
- April 25, 1996 – Allisyn Ashley Arm, American child actress
- May 6, 1996 – Dominic Scott Kay, American actor
- May 17, 1996 – Ryan Ochoa, American teen actor
- July 22, 1996 – Skyler Gisondo, American actor
- August 17, 1996 – Ella Cruz, Filipina actress
- September 15, 1996 – Jake Cherry, American actor
- October 3, 1996 – Adair Tishler, American actress