What happened this day in history January 5, 1996

What are the important events that happened on January 5, 1996? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 5, 1996: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 5, 1996 is the 5th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 23, 1995 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 820,800,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $83.06. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 5, 1996 Historical Events

  • 1996
    Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.

Who were born on January 5, 1996?

  • 1996
    Max Baldry, English actor

Who died on January 5, 1996?

  • 1996
    Lincoln Kirstein, American writer, impresario, art connoisseur (b. 1907)
  • 1996
    Yahya Ayyash, Palestinian Hamas member (b. 1966)

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