Blast From The Past | Major Events That Occurred in 1996

  • Nintendo 64 was released 
  • The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia
  • US Wins it’s first gold medal in gymnastics on injured Kerri Strug’s last effort
  • DVD’s launched in Japan
  • Internet Explorer 3 web browser was released
  • Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal to be successfully cloned
  • American Pathfinder launched on its 310 million mile mission to mars 
  • MSNBC, a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC is launched
  • The first version of the Java programming language is released
  • Bill Clinton was re-elected President of the United States
  • The latest holiday gift craze is the Tickle Me Elmo Doll