What Happened on June 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances
  • Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa
  • Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Jones, British actor

Famous Weddings

  • "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (42) weds Italian artist Cecilia Ermini
  • Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas George Papandreou, PM of Greece (1981-89, 93-96), dies at 76
  • Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
  • Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98
  • Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer, dies at 69
  • William Walsh, academic, dies at 80