The following events happened in the year 1996:
Karla Turner (1948 - 1996 Jan 10), a former college instructor who held a doctorate in Old English Studies from the University of North Texas, was an avid alien abductions researcher and human rights activist. As of 1995, she was subjected to a particularly virulent, fast-acting form of breast cancer. Her health rapidly declined January 9, 1996, then died the next day. Her death is suspect of foul play, possibly related to her investigations.