1996 corresponds to the year 1996. It is a leap year in which the first day is a Monday in the Gregorian calendar and is
Year of the Rat, Atsaka Chulachak 1358 (April 15th is the solemn day)
Leader of Thailand
King: His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (9 June 1946 – 13 October 2016)
Mr. Banharn Silpa-archa (13 July 1995 – 24 November 1996)
General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh (25 November 1996 – 8 November 1997)
January 20 - The Papuan Independence Movement kidnaps 26 hostages in the Lorenta Park area.
January 31 - Members of the Tamil Tiger Elam group throw a bomb at the central bank in Sri Lanka. 90 people died
February 10 – Computer Chess "Deep Blue" defeats International Grandmaster Prize-winning chess player Garry Kasparov. and world champion at the World Chess Championship for the first time
February 16 - The Colombian National Liberation Army kidnaps 6 US hostages.
March 4 - A bomb explodes at a large shopping center in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 20 people, Hamas claims.
March 23 – Lee Tenghui is elected president in Taiwan's first direct election.
March 1-2 – The 1st Asia-Europe (Azem) Foreign Ministers' Meeting was held in Bangkok.
May 21 - Suharto announces his resignation from the Indonesian presidency.
June 25 - A fuel truck explodes in Cobar. Saudi Arabia Kills 9 US soldiers.
July 20 - A bomb explodes at Tarragona International Airport, Spain.