October 1996 in History

Events in History

  • 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

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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 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed

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Oct 7 Rupert Murdoch launches Fox News with Roger Ailes as CEO

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Oct 10 Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
  • Oct 11 Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
  • 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 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 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.

Birthdays in History


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Oct 13 Joshua Wong, Chinese activist (Demosistō), born in Hong Kong

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • Oct 26 Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days before his brother (Jan 26)

Weddings in History

  • Oct 23 American caricaturist Al Hirshfeld (93) weds Louise Kerz

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Patrick McGeown, politician, dies at 40
  • Oct 2 Andrey Lukanov, PM of Bulgaria (1990), assassinated at 58
  • 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 Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
  • Oct 5 Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant, dies at 77
  • Oct 5 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), dies after a car accident at 71
  • Oct 6 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • Oct 7 Charles Wegg Solicitor-Prosser, dies at 86
  • Oct 8 Geoffrey Finsberg, politician, dies at 70
  • Oct 8 Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81
  • Oct 9 Alan Charles Downes, cameraman, dies at 58
  • 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, English writer and traveller, dies at 79
  • Oct 10 Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist, dies at 65
  • Oct 11 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer, dies at 80
  • Oct 11 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), dies at 81
  • 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 Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Trevor Illtyd williams, scientific writer, dies at 75
  • Oct 13 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian, dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), 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 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 Matthew Harding, businessman/football supporter, dies at 42
  • 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 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 James Aubrey Turner, scientist, dies at 57
  • Oct 28 Jack Tinker, British drama critic, dies at 58
  • Oct 28 William Downie Forrest, journalist, dies at 94
  • 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
  • Oct 31 Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner, dies at 77
  • Oct 31 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 31 Peter Muir Doig, politician, dies at 85