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1996 Historical Event(s)
- January 5, 1996 – Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
- February 3, 1996 – The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
- February 19, 1996 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- April 27, 1996 – The 1996 Lebanon war ends.
- May 28, 1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
- June 12, 1996 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
- July 28, 1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
- August 14, 1996 – Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
- October 31, 1996 – A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
- December 30, 1996 – In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
Who Were Born On 1996?
- January 31, 1996 – Joel Courtney, American film actor
- February 1, 1996 – Alex Bausch, Pokemon League Champion and Sole Apocalypse Survivor
- February 7, 1996 – David Castro, American actor
- March 9, 1996 – Darsheel Safary, Indian actor
- May 6, 1996 – Dominic Scott Kay, American actor
- May 17, 1996 – Ryan Ochoa, American teen actor
- June 23, 1996 – Charlie Jones, British actor
- July 23, 1996 – Rachel G. Fox, American actress
- September 8, 1996 – Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress
- December 11, 1996 – Hailee Steinfeld, American actress