Historical Events in 1996 (Part 3)

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  • Jul 19 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 20 In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35
  • Jul 21 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 21 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
  • Jul 21 "The Daily Show" hosted by Craig Kilborn premieres on Comedy Central in the US
  • Jul 21 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • Jul 25 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • Jul 27 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • Jul 27 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs

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Jul 28 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Jul 28 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
  • Jul 28 Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
  • Jul 29 The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
  • Jul 30 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
  • Aug 1 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched
  • Aug 3 US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 4 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Aug 4 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 4 J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 5 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
  • Aug 6 NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001)

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Aug 6 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

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Aug 6 US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Aug 6 Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people
  • Aug 10 Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate
  • Aug 10 Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
  • Aug 10 Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
  • Aug 10 Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
  • Aug 11 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Aug 11 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY
  • Aug 11 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Aug 12 "Breakfast on Fox" premieres
  • Aug 13 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Aug 17 Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
  • Aug 18 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • Aug 18 Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
  • Aug 19 The major South African political parties begin their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
  • Aug 20 India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
  • Aug 21 "Hughie" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
  • Aug 21 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 21 Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
  • Aug 21 In Venezuela, a subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), Corpoven, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based ARCO
  • Aug 22 ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

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Aug 23 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 25 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Aug 26 "7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

Actress Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel

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Aug 27 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Aug 28 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
  • Aug 28 53rd Venice Film Festival: "Neil Jordan" directed by Michael Collins wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
  • Sep 1 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14

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Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 2 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • Sep 2 Soyuz TM-24, lands
  • Sep 2 A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.
  • Sep 3 Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)
  • Sep 4 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins win
  • Sep 5 "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Sep 5 Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986

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Sep 6 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

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Sep 7 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 8 "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 116th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Sep 8 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win
  • Sep 8 Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
  • Sep 8 Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 116th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (6-1, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Sep 11 Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • Sep 13 Phil Simmons scores 171 & takes 6-14 for Leics v Durham

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 14 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Sep 14 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
  • Sep 14 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • Sep 14 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • Sep 14 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 16½-15½ at Robert Jones Va
  • Sep 15 Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
  • Sep 15 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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Sep 15 Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 16 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • Sep 16 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
  • Sep 16 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
  • Sep 16 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
  • Sep 17 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colo Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Sep 19 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • Sep 22 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales
  • Sep 23 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM)
  • Sep 23 Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)
  • Sep 24 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
  • Sep 25 The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 26 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Sep 26 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
  • Sep 27 Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • Sep 27 In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • Sep 27 The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
  • Sep 28 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka
  • Sep 28 Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Sep 28 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • Sep 28 Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700
  • Sep 28 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • Sep 28 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • Sep 29 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • Sep 29 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)

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Sep 29 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • Sep 29 Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
  • Sep 29 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
  • Sep 29 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • Sep 29 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
  • Sep 29 SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
  • Sep 29 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
  • Sep 29 US wins Federation Cup over Spain
  • 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
  • Oct 6 Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
  • 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.
  • Nov 2 "Hughie" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
  • Nov 3 "It's a Slippery Slope" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
  • Nov 3 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
  • Nov 3 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
  • Nov 3 Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup

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Nov 5 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • Nov 6 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)
  • Nov 7 "3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • Nov 7 NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
  • Nov 7 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
  • Nov 9 8th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 48-21 in Chestnut Hill
  • Nov 10 46th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • Nov 11 Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 "Three Sisters" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • Nov 13 Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
  • Nov 13 Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
  • Nov 14 "Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC
  • Nov 14 Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP
  • Nov 15 "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • Nov 16 "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • Nov 16 18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for "Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer"
  • Nov 17 "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • Nov 17 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
  • Nov 17 Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • Nov 18 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
  • Nov 19 "God Said, Ha!," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • Nov 19 "Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
  • Nov 19 Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
  • Nov 19 The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
  • Nov 19 Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • Nov 19 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
  • Nov 21 "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Nov 21 A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

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Nov 22 OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Nov 23 Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • Nov 23 The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
  • Nov 23 61st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-23 in Birmingham
  • Nov 24 "Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
  • Nov 24 84th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton