On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1996

Famous Birthdays

  • Anya Taylor-Joy, British-Argentine actress (Emma, The Queen's Gambit), born in Miami, Florida
  • Lin Yun, Chinese actress (The Mermaid), born in Huzhou, China

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

  • 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? 25 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries