What Happened on June 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
  • 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic

Famous Weddings

  • Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69
  • Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83