Updated: 08.11.2013

What Happened in 1996?

Let’s have a look at what was going on in 1996, shall we? Here’s what made the news in 1996.

Bill Clinton is President and Al Gore is Vice President.

In the News 1996

  • Bill Clinton and Al Gore are re-elected.
  • The Unibomber is arrested.
  • Operation Desert Strike is Launched.
  • The Dow Jones closes above 6,000.
  • JonBenét Ramsey is murdered in Boulder.

Entertainment in 1996

  • Braveheart wins Best Picture Oscar.
  • Nicolas Cage wins Best Actor Oscar.
  • Susan Sarandon wins Best Actress Oscar.
  • Colors of the Wind wins Best Song Oscar.
  • Record of the Year is Kiss From a Rose by Seal.
  • Album of the Year is Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette.
  • Tupac Shakur is murdered in Las Vegas.

Sports in 1996

  • The Dallas Cowboys defeat The Pittsburgh Steelers in Superbowl XXX.
  • The New York Yankees win The World Series.
  • The Chicago Bulls win the NBA Championship.
  • The Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup.
  • The Summer Olympics are held in Atlanta Georgia.
  • Nick Faldo wins The Masters.
  • Terry LaBonte is NASCAR champion.
  • Buddy Lazier wins the Indy 500.
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