On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1996

Historical Events

  • 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse, 76-67; Wildcats' 6th national championship
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.
  • Veteran American MLB umpire John McSheery dies of heart attack while umpiring on Opening Day at the Cincinnati Reds' Riverfront Stadium; he was 51

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Nobre Coast, Prime Minister of Portugal (1978), dies
  • Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
  • John Alwyne Kitching, British zoologist, dies at 87
  • John McSheery, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; MLB All Star Game 1975, 82, 91), dies from cardiac arrest while umpiring on Opening Day at 51
  • M├írio Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), dies at 47
1996 Highlights

About April 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries