1996 Calendar Trivia
The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2024. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1996
- January 1, 1996 – Curaçao gains limited self-government, though it remains within free association with the Netherlands.
- February 17, 1996 – NASA’s Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
- February 19, 1996 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- March 18, 1996 – A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162 people.
- April 18, 1996 – In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the United Nations compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.
- May 11, 1996 – The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.
- July 15, 1996 – A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
- July 17, 1996 – TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
- July 25, 1996 – In a military coup in Burundi, Pierre Buyoya deposes Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.
- September 24, 1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1996?
- March 18, 1996 – Madeline Carroll, American actress
- March 27, 1996 – Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, American-Italian actress
- April 18, 1996 – Ioana Ducu, Romanian tennis player
- May 1, 1996 – William Nylander, Swedish ice hockey player
- September 2, 1996 – Lilla Barzó, Hungarian tennis player
- September 25, 1996 – Anett Vilipuu, Estonian footballer
- October 1, 1996 – Melanie Stokke, Norwegian tennis player
- October 3, 1996 – Adair Tishler, American actress and singer
- November 7, 1996 – Lorde, New Zealand singer-songwriter
- December 28, 1996 – Miyu Yoshimoto, Japanese actress and idol (X21)