On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1996

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game, a 10-6 win at Minnesota Twins; longest duration in MLB history without a stolen base

Sports History

Sri Lankan cricket batsman Sanath Jayasuriya hits century in 48 balls (134 off 65), in 34 run win over Pakistan in Singapore; world ODI record

  • Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 105-103 at General Motors Place Arena to end their NBA single-season record 23-game consecutive loss streak

Famous Deaths

  • Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 70
1996 Highlights

About April 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries