June 20, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
  • The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry

Deaths in History

  • Irving Krick, meteorologist, dies at 89
  • Michel Lebrun, crime writer, dies at 65
  • Walter Guevara Arze, provisional president of Bolivia (1979), dies