What Happened on April 11, 1996

Historical Events

  • Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
  • Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "The King & I", starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Donna Murphy, premieres at Neil Simon Theater, NYC; runs for 781 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Summer Walker, American R&B singer (Still Over It), born in Middlesborough, Georgia
Born in 1996

Famous Weddings

Hugh Jackman

Actor Hugh Jackman (27) weds actress Deborra-Lee Furness (41) at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Wolf, American journalist, dies at 80
  • Edwin Clarke, British neurologist, medical historian,and museum keeper, dies of pancreatic cancer at 76
  • Jessica Dubroff, American aviator (attempting to become the youngest person to fly a light utility aircraft across the United States), crashed at 7
  • Louis Osman, British artist, goldsmith, architect, and craftsman, dies at 82
  • Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, French advertising magnate and Founder of Publicis Groupe, dies at 89

About April 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 27 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