On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1996

Historical Events

  • In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.
  • Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Nathan Lane, opens at St James Theater NYC for 715 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexey Zhigalkovich, Belarusian singer (S druz'yami), born in Minsk, Belarus

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert Opperman, Australian road cyclist, politician (multi-distance world records), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Kalim Siddiqui, Pakistani-British writer & Islamic activist, dies at 62
  • Michael Leander, English songwriter and record producer, dies at 54
  • Piet Hein, Danish polymath, dies at 80
1996 Highlights

About April 18, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries