1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1996th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 996th year of the 2nd millennium, the 96th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1990s decade. It was also a common year starting on Tuesday of the obsolete Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1960s  1970s  1980s  – 1990s –  2000s  2010s  2020s
Years: 1993 1994 199519961997 1998 1999

The most important events change

Blizzard of January 1996:Snow drifts in Yonkers, New York.
Bill Clinton is reelected as US president.

Births change

Minseo in 2022
Zendaya in 2019

Deaths change

January change

Francois Mitterrand
Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho
Gerry Mulligan
Joseph Brodsky
Jerry Siegel

February change

Gene Kelly
Martin Balsam
Bob Paisley

March change

George Burns
Lucio Fulci
Krzysztof Kieślowski
René Clément
Odysseas Elytis
Edmund Muskie

April change

Greer Garson
Lucille Bremer
Dzhokhar Dudayev
P. L. Travers
Siti Hartinah

May change

Nnamdi Azikiwe
Tamara Toumanova
Timothy Leary

June change

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Jo Van Fleet
Ella Fitzgerald
Andreas Papandreou

July change

Margaux Hemingway
Claudette Colbert

August change

Frida Boccara
Tadeus Reichstein
Mohamed Farrah Aidid
Michel Debré
Obdulio Varela
Nevill Francis Mott
António de Spínola
Alejandro Agustín Lanusse

September change

Ernesto Geisel
Spiro Agnew
Paul Erdős
Dorothy Lamour
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Mohammad Najibullah

October change

Silvio Piola
Johnny Costa
René Lacoste
Morey Amsterdam

November change

J. R. Jayewardene
Jean-Bédel Bokassa
Abdus Salam
Tiny Tim

December change

Marcello Mastroianni
Carl Sagan

Nobel Prizes change

Movies released change

Hit songs change

New books change

Other websites change

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