1996 was a year:
- March – Publication of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic series is cancelled.
- 22 March – Ingvar Carlsson resigns as Prime Minister of Sweden, and is replaced with Göran Persson.
- 30 June: Germany wins the UEFA European Championship by defeating the Czech Republic, 1–0 following a golden goal in the final game at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom.
- 6 November – Bill Clinton is reelected President of the USA.