What Happened in October 1996

Historical Events

  • 2nd 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win
  • 3rd Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
  • 4th BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
  • 4th BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
  • 4th Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • 5th Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 5th Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
  • 5th NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

6th Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 6th Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 6th Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed
  • 6th NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
  • 9th Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
  • 10th "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC
  • 10th Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
  • 11th Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
  • 13th "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances
  • 13th Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic
  • 13th NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • 13th Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
  • 13th 47th Formula One WDC: Damon Hil wins by 19 points
  • 13th MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • 14th Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • 14th Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
  • 14th Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds)
  • 16th Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
  • 17th "Taking Sides," opens at Atkinson Theater NYC
  • 17th MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • 19th Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
  • 20th "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 20th Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 20th Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
  • 20th Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
  • 22nd NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
  • 23rd NY Yankees set record by coming back from 6-0 in World Series game to beat Atlanta Braves 8-6, also set record of 7th straight road win
  • 24th Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • 24th Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • 25th Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
  • 26th Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
  • 27th US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • 28th Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
  • 30th Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products
  • 31st Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.

Famous Birthdays

  • 3rd Adair Tishler, American child actress
  • 14th Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna
  • 26th Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days before his brother (Jan 26)
  • 28th Naelee Rae, American actress
  • 28th Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

4th Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

HeartWedding of Interest

6th American country singer Faith Hill (44) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 19th "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 23rd American caricaturist Al Hirshfeld (93) weds Louise Kerz

HeartWedding of Interest

25th Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 103

  • 1st Joonas Kokkonen, composer, dies at 74
  • 1st Patrick McGeown, politician, dies at 40
  • 2nd Andrey Lukanov, PM of Bulgaria (1990), assassinated at 58
  • 2nd Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
  • 2nd Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer, dies at 89
  • 2nd Robert Bourassa, PM of province of Quebec (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • 2nd Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • 2nd Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
  • 3rd Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian, dies at 65
  • 3rd Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
  • 3rd Tom ap Rees, botanist, dies at 65
  • 3rd Tony Parker, oral historian, dies at 73
  • 4th Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
  • 4th Silvio Piola, footballer, dies at 83
  • 4th Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
  • 5th Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant, dies at 77
  • 5th Seymour Cray, computer designer, dies in auto accident at 71
  • 6th Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • 6th Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • 7th Charles Wegg Solicitor-Prosser, dies at 86
  • 8th Geoffrey Finsberg, politician, dies at 70
  • 8th Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist, dies at 85
  • 8th Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81
  • 8th Susan Gautier TV producer-Smith, dies at 33
  • 8th William Prince, actor (Ken Baxter-Another World), dies at 83
  • 9th Alan Charles Downes, cameraman, dies at 58
  • 9th Harvey Vernon, actor (Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • 9th Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician, dies at 83
  • 9th Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist, dies at 94
  • 10th Dick Pickering, trade unionist, dies at 54
  • 10th Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, submariner, dies at 83
  • 10th John Hillaby, writer/traveller, dies at 79
  • 10th Peter Aldersley, actor/disc jockey, dies at 72
  • 10th Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist, dies at 65
  • 11th Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer, dies at 80
  • 11th Edith Tilton Penrose, economist, dies at 81
  • 11th Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 11th Keith Boyce, cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 11th Terry Patchett, politician, dies at 56
  • 11th William Vickrey, economist, dies at 82
  • 11th Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • 12th David Gilroy Bevan, politician, dies at 86
  • 12th Jack Robertson, cricketer (Midsex & Eng open bat 11 Tests), dies at 79
  • 12th Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79
  • 12th Trevor Illtyd williams, scientific writer, dies at 75
  • 12th Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • 13th Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian, dies at 89
  • 13th Beryl Reid, actress (Yellowbeard, Psychomania), dies at 76
  • 13th Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
  • 13th Rene Lacoste, tennis player, dies at 92
  • 14th Laura La Plante, screen actress (Show Boat, Scandal), dies at 91
  • 14th William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist, dies at 80
  • 15th Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69
  • 16th Anthony Griffin, sailor, dies at 75
  • 16th Eric Lawson Malpass, writer, dies at 85
  • 16th Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist, dies at 82
  • 16th James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • 16th Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • 17th Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • 17th Christopher Acland, musician, dies at 30
  • 18th Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71
  • 18th Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant, dies at 91
  • 19th Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist, dies at 71
  • 19th Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist, dies at 84
  • 20th Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75
  • 20th Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant, dies at 68
  • 21st Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
  • 21st Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator, dies at 76
  • 21st George Houston, land economist, dies at 74
  • 21st Georgios Zoitakis, leader of Greece (1967-72), dies
  • 21st Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician, dies at 49
  • 21st Wang Li, politician, dies at 78
  • 22nd Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat, dies at 39
  • 22nd John Bauldie, music journalist/Dylanologist, dies at 47
  • 22nd Matthew Harding, businessman/football supporter, dies at 42
  • 23rd Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, dies at 67
  • 23rd Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91
  • 23rd Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist, dies at 47
  • 23rd Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor, dies at 68
  • 24th Arthur Axmann, head of Hitler Youths in (1940-45), dies at 83
  • 24th Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive, dies at 71
  • 24th Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, diplomat, dies at 96
  • 24th Roderick Barclay, diplomat, dies at 87
  • 24th Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • 24th Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • 26th Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80
  • 26th Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93
  • 26th Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 95
  • 27th Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher, dies at 84
  • 27th James Aubrey Turner, scientist, dies at 57
  • 27th John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • 28th Jack Tinker, drama critic, dies at 58
  • 28th Morey Amsterdam, comedian (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • 28th William Downie Forrest, journalist, dies at 94
  • 29th Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • 29th Patrick Johnson, physicist, dies at 92
  • 30th Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur, dies at 101
  • 30th Leon Lewis, US radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81
  • 30th Rohan Butler, historian, dies at 79
  • 31st Andrew Hutchings, teachers' leader, dies at 88