What Happened on April 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978), dies
  • Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
  • John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist, dies at 87
  • John McSheery, dies of heart attack while umpiring a game, at 51
  • John McSherry, American baseball umpire (b. 1944)
  • Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47