Events in year of 1996

  • 01-01After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
  • 01-01Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
  • 01-04"Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 01-05Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
  • 01-05Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI vs. WI at the Gabba
  • 01-06Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
  • 01-07"Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 performances
  • 01-0716th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
  • 01-08Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
  • 01-08For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-10Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • 01-10Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
  • 01-11Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
  • 01-12Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
  • 01-14"Holiday" closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 01-14"Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 performances
  • 01-14Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
  • 01-18Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
  • 01-18Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in New York
  • 01-19NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
  • 01-2046th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
  • 01-20Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup
  • 01-20US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • 01-20WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format
  • 01-2153th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
  • 01-21Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • 01-21US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
  • 01-23Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs. Zim
  • 01-26"Les Miserables, " opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
  • 01-2715 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies

People born in year of 1996

  • 01-07Abbey Speakman: England, United Kingdom -- Born 19 days after her twin sister
  • 01-12Sarah Morales: Mexico -- Siamese twin (survived)
  • 01-12Sarahi Morales: Mexico -- Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996)
  • 05-24Matthew Eappen: Boston, Massachusetts -- Baby murdered by nanny Louise Woodward
  • 05-26Austin Michael Luciano: Actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)
  • 10-14Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon: Daughter of singer Madonna
  • 11-09Cheyenne Pyle: California, United States -- Youngest heart transplant patient (90 minutes old)
  • 12-19Paige Speakman: England, United Kingdom -- Born 19 days before her twin sister

People died in year of 1996

  • 01-01Arleigh Albert Burke: British Admiral, dies at 94
  • 01-01Arthur Rudolph: Rocket Engineer, dies at 89
  • 01-01Hamish Imlach: Folk singer / comic, dies at 55
  • 01-02Sydney Thompson: Rock Climber, dies at 81
  • 01-02Thornton Page: Astrophysicist, dies at 82
  • 01-03Geoffrey Pardoe: Engineer, dies at 67
  • 01-03Terence Tenison Cuneo: Artist, dies at 88
  • 01-04Ramon Vinay: Operatic tenor / baritone, dies at 83
  • 01-04Roy McKelvie: Soldier / sports writer, dies at 83
  • 01-05Jay Morris Arena: Inventor / pediatrician, dies at 86
  • 01-05Joseph Daniel White: Singer / bandleader, dies at 84
  • 01-05Lincoln Kirstein: Ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • 01-05Richard Versaille: Tenor, dies at 63
  • 01-06Duane Hanson: Sculptor, dies at 60
  • 01-06John Phillipps Kenyon: Historian / teacher, dies at 68
  • 01-06Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise: Musician, dies at 80
  • 01-07James Holland: Artist / exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • 01-07Karoly Grosz: Prime Minister of Hungary (1987-88), dies at 65
  • 01-07Robley D Evans: Nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • 01-07Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd: Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • 01-08Francois Mitterrand: President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79
  • 01-08William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud: Musician / songwriter, dies at 52
  • 01-09Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia: Actress, dies at 88
  • 01-09Michael Lynn Synar: Politician, dies at 45
  • 01-10Alexander Robertus: Organic chemist, dies at 88
  • 01-10Arthur Sydney Martin: Spycatcher, dies at 81
  • 01-11Eric Hebborn: Artist / faker, dies at 61
  • 01-11Hubert Nicholson: Poet / Novelist, dies at 87
  • 01-11Ike Isaacs: Guitarist, dies at 76
  • 01-12Edmund Happold: Engineer, dies at 65

Events in year of 1997

  • 01-02Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
  • 01-03Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
  • 01-03Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick vs. England at Harare
  • 01-03Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series vs. England 3-0
  • 01-05"Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont, New York City
  • 01-05"Love Thy Neighbor, " closes at Booth Theater, New York City
  • 01-05"Show Boat, " closes at Gershwin Theater, New York City
  • 01-07Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
  • 01-09Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
  • 01-10"Rehersal, " closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 01-101st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
  • 01-104,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
  • 01-10Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • 01-10Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as President of Nicaragua
  • 01-11Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International
  • 01-11Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
  • 01-1217th United Negro College Fund raises
  • 01-12Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
  • 01-12Chrysler-Plymouth LPGA Tournament of Champions
  • 01-12HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • 01-12Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
  • 01-12Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space
  • 01-12Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships
  • 01-12Wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament Of Champions
  • 01-15Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin
  • 01-15Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
  • 01-16Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus vs. Pakistan, MCG
  • 01-17NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely / $25,000 for kicking cameraman
  • 01-1847th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
  • 01-1954th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn and Geoffrey Rush

People born in year of 1997

  • 02-11Michael Jackson, Jr.: Son of Michael Jackson
  • 11-19Alexis May McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (2)
  • 11-19Brandon James McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (5)
  • 11-19Joel Steven McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (7)
  • 11-19Kelsey Ann McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (4)
  • 11-19Kenneth Robert McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (1)
  • 11-19Natalie Sue McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (3)
  • 11-19Nathaniel Roy McCaughey: Iowa, United States -- Septuplets (6)

People died in year of 1997

  • 01-01Joan Rice: Actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), dies at 66
  • 01-01John Burgess: Rugby administrator, dies at 71
  • 01-01Townes Van Zandt: Musician, dies at 52
  • 01-02Jim Rodger: Sports writer, dies at 75
  • 01-02Randy California [Wolfe]: Rock guitarist, dies at 45
  • 01-03Burton Lane: Composer, dies at 84
  • 01-04Harry B Helmsley: Owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87
  • 01-05Andre Franquin: Cartoonist, dies at 72
  • 01-06Ian Peter Leslie Smith: Journalist, dies at 52
  • 01-06Litz Pisk: Movement teacher, dies at 87
  • 01-06Vince Williams: Actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • 01-07Desmond Flower: Publisher, dies at 89
  • 01-07Sandor Vegh: Violinist teacher / conductor, dies at 84
  • 01-08Carole Carr: Singer / actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
  • 01-08Jesse White: Actor (Maytag repairman), dies at 77
  • 01-08Joseph George Handy Hendleman: Musician, dies at 76
  • 01-08Melvin Calvin: Scientist, dies at 85
  • 01-08Phyllis Hartnoll: Writer / editor, dies at 90
  • 01-08Ronald William Eastman: Cinematogrpaher, dies at 60
  • 01-09Edward Osobka-Morawski: Prime Minister of Poland (1945-47)
  • 01-09Junaidu ibn Buhari: Scholar, dies at 90
  • 01-10Alvinio Misciano: Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • 01-10Elspeth Josceline Huxley: Writer, dies at 96
  • 01-10George Young: Footballer, dies at 74
  • 01-10Hilary Grover Barratt Brown: Conservationist, dies at 71
  • 01-11Duncan Wood: Television director / producer, dies at 71
  • 01-11Helen Foster Snow: Writer, dies at 89
  • 01-11Joshua William Steward: Polymath, dies at 83
  • 01-11Sheldon Leonard: Producer / director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
  • 01-12Charles Huggins: Surgeon / medical researcher, dies at 95