1996 facts for kids

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Years: 1993 1994 199519961997 1998 1999

1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar.

The most important events

Blizzard of 96 Snow Drifts
Blizzard of January 1996:Snow drifts in Yonkers, New York.
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton is reelected as US President.

Births

Deaths

January – March

Moshoeshoe II., Lekhanya
Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho 1938-1996
Gene Kelly - USN
Gene Kelly 1912-1996

April – June

EllaFitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald 1917-1996

July – September

Spiro Agnew
Spiro Agnew 1918-1996

October – December

TinyTim
Tiny Tim 1932-1996
Lew Ayres in Johnny Belinda trailer
Lew Ayres 1908-1996

Nobel Prizes

Movies released

Hit songs

  • "Angry Johnny" – Poe
  • "Macarena" – Los Del Rio
  • "Professional Widow (Star Trunk Funkin' Mix)" – Tori Amos
  • "Wonderwall" – Oasis
  • "6th Avenue Heartache" – The Wallflowers
  • "Aeroplane" – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "All Mixed Up" – 311
  • "California Love" – 2Pac
  • "Can't Get You Off My Mind" – Lenny Kravitz
  • "Change the World" – Eric Clapton
  • "Down" – 311
  • "Free As A Bird" – The Beatles
  • "Give Me One Reason" – Tracy Chapman
  • "Head Over Feet" – Alanis Morissette
  • "How Do U Want It" – 2Pac
  • "I Want To Come Over" – Melissa Etheridge
  • "If It Makes You Happy" – Sheryl Crow
  • "The Beautiful People" – Marilyn Manson
  • "Wash Away" – Vertical Horizon
  • "You Learn" – Alanis Morissette

New books

  • Absolute Power – David Baldacci
  • Alias GraceMargaret Atwood
  • Bandarshah – Al-Tayyib Salih
  • By the Shores of Gitchee Gumee – Tama Janowitz
  • Excession – Iain M. Banks
  • Executive OrdersTom Clancy
  • Feet of ClayTerry Pratchett
  • Fight ClubChuck Palahniuk
  • Fighting for Canada (Maîtres Chanteurs Chez Nous!) – Diane Francis
  • A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  • The Fourth EstateJeffrey Archer
  • Gods and Generals – Jeff Shaara
  • The Goldberg Variations – Nancy Huston
  • The Gun SellerHugh Laurie
  • Hackers – short story collection
  • HogfatherTerry Pratchett
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back – Terry McMillan
  • Intensity – Dean R. Koontz
  • Kiki's Memoirs – Kiki, (translation by Samuel Putnam)
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt
  • Moonlight Becomes You – Mary Higgins Clark
  • Polaroids From The Dead – Douglas Coupland
  • Primary Colors – Joe Klein as "Anonymous"
  • The Runaway JuryJohn Grisham
  • Selected Stories – Mavis Gallant
  • Sofia; The Sultan's Daughter – Ann Chamberlin
  • The Tailor of PanamaJohn le Carré
  • The Tenth Insight – James Redfield
  • Undaunted Courage – Stephen Ambrose
  • A Vicious Circle – Amanda Craig

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