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
1996 History

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Nobre Coast, Prime Minister of Portugal (1978), dies
  • Edwin H. "Buddy" Morris, American music publisher (Edwin H. Morris & Company), dies at 89
  • Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
  • John Alwyne Kitching, British zoologist, dies at 87
  • John McSherry, American MLB baseball umpire, 1971-96 (World Series - 1977, 87; All-Star Game - 1975, 82, 91), dies of a heart attack behind the plate on Opening Day in Cincinnati, Ohio at 51
  • M├írio Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), dies at 47

About April 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Because You Loved Me (From "Up Close & Personal") - Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Firestarter - The Prodigy