On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1996

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

60th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Masters and 6th and final major title, 5 strokes ahead of Greg Norman of Australia

  • Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games

Theatrical Finale

Trish Vradenburg's play "Apple Doesn't Fall.."directed by Leonard Nimoy opens and closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 1 performance


Famous Birthdays

  • Abigail Breslin, American child actress, born in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Gaylord Birch, American session drummer (Pointer Sisters; Herbie Hancock), dies of cancer at 50
  • James Sargent Russell, US pilot and admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean), dies at 93
  • Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, American folk music record producer and manager (Joan Baez; Rev. Gary Davis), dies of leukemia at 80
  • Mervyn Levy, artist/critic, dies at 81
  • William K. Everson, English American film historian, dies at 67
1996 Highlights

About April 14, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries