What Happened on November 19, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "God Said, Ha!," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • "Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC
  • Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
  • Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
  • The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
  • The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • Edward Kassner, music publisher, dies at 76
  • Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73
  • Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat, dies at 90