What Happened on April 16, 1996

Famous Birthdays

Anya Taylor-Joy (27 years old)

British-Argentine actress (Emma, The Queen's Gambit), born in Miami, Florida

  • Lin Yun, Chinese actress (The Mermaid), born in Huzhou, China
Born in 1996

Famous Weddings

  • Singer Judy Collins (57) weds industrial designer Louis Nelson (59) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 80
  • Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis; Ziegfeld Follies), dies from a heart attack at 79
  • Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, dies at 89
  • Raymond Hill, American tenor saxophonist (Kings of Rhythm), dies at 62
  • Stavros Niarchos, Greek shipping magnate (Those Fabulous Greeks), dies at 86
  • Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban filmmaker (Muerte de un burócrata), dies at 67
1996 Highlights

About April 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months and 5 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: Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison