What Happened on April 30, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Buried Child" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Dutch/Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids MI on WKLQ 94.5 FM

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Famous Deaths

  • David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
  • David Opatoshu, actor (Torn Curtian, Raid on Entebbe), dies at 78
  • Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive, dies at 71
  • Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner, dies at 78
  • Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies