year 1996


January 18, 2022

1996 (1996) is a leap year starting on Monday according to the Western calendar (Gregorian calendar). 1996. This section describes 1996 based on an international perspective.

Other calendars

Zodiac: Yang Fire Rat Japan (dates match) 1996 2656 imperial year Republic of Korea (dates match) Republic of Korea 78 years Dangun 4329 Republic of China (dates match) Republic of China 85 years Democratic People's Republic of Korea (dates match) Subject 85 years Buddhist calendar: 2538-2539 Islamic calendar: August 9, 1416-August 20, 1417 Jewish calendar: April 9, 5756-April 21, 5757 UNIX time: 820454400 --852076799 Modified Julian Day (MJD): 50083 --50448 Lilian Date (LD): 150924 --151289




January 17-Czech Republic applies for membership in the EU. January 30-Magic Johnson of the American NBA, who had retired due to HIV infection, returns to the NBA.


February-A 14-year-old boy shoots a rifle at a junior high school in Washington, USA. February 10-IBM's computer Deep Blue faces Garry Kasparov for the first time in chess (Deep Blue vs. Garry Kasparov). February 14-Yoshiharu Habu achieves the first ever monopoly on the title of shogi. February 11-Japanese rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN takes the first stage in the current formation. February 28-Prince Charles and Princess Diana of England divorce.


March 23-Lee Teng-hui won the first direct election of the President of the Republic of China.


April 25-Beijing talks with Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Jiang Zemin. April 28-Port Arthur incident occurs in Tasmania, Australia.


May 8-The Constitution of South Africa, which provides for equality of all races, comes into force. May 27-The first Chechen War truce is completed. May 31-2002 Japan and South Korea will co-sponsor the FIFA World Cup.


June 8-China conducts a nuclear test. June 25-Explosion at US military base dormitory in Saudi Arabia kills seven Americans. June 28-Vietnam Communist Party 8th Party Convention, re-elected Do Muoi as General Secretary, advocating "industrialization and modernization". June-Completion of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (there are sky bridges on the 41st and 42nd floors, which are said to play a role in reinforcing the tower). At this point, it was the tallest in the world, but on October 17, 2003, Taipei 101 in Taiwan became the tallest in the world.


July 3-Boris Yeltsin re-elected in the Russian presidential vote. July 8-Amschel Rothschild, son of Victor Rothschild (3rd Baron Rothschild), dies. July 12-British Prince Charles agrees to divorce Princess Diana. July 17-Formation of the Portuguese Language Countries Community. July 17-Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane crashes off New York, killing all 230 passengers and crew (Trans World Airlines flight 800 crash). July 20th-August 4th-The Atlanta Olympics will be held. July 24-One worker died in a radiation leak at the Humerinitsuki nuclear power plant in western Ukraine. July 26-There are torrential rains in Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do, South Korea, and many people are dead or missing. July 27-A bomb terrorist attack near the event stage in the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, killing two people and injuring 110. July 27-In Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, the military and police opposition "Indonesian Democratic Party" party

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