What Happened on September 27, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

Famous Birthdays

  • Daeg Faerch, Danish-born Canadian actor
  • Iman bint Al Abdullah II, princess of Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammed Najibullah, politician, dies at 55
  • Najibullah, President of Afghanistan Democratic Party (1986-90), executed