What Happened in October 1996

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Oct 6 Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Oct 6 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed
  • Oct 6 NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
  • Oct 9 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
  • Oct 10 "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC
  • Oct 10 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
  • Oct 11 Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
  • Oct 13 "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances
  • Oct 13 Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic
  • Oct 13 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • Oct 13 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
  • Oct 13 47th Formula One WDC: Damon Hil wins by 19 points
  • Oct 13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 14 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • Oct 14 Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
  • Oct 14 Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds)
  • Oct 16 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.
  • Oct 17 "Taking Sides" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC
  • Oct 17 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 19 Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
  • Oct 20 "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Oct 20 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Oct 20 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
  • Oct 20 Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
  • Oct 22 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)
  • Oct 23 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
  • Oct 24 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • Oct 24 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • Oct 25 Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
  • Oct 26 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
  • Oct 27 US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • Oct 28 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
  • Oct 30 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
  • Oct 31 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

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 25 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

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