What Happened on April 21, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Delicate Balance" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
  • Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup
  • Senior PGA Championship, PGA National GC: Hale Irwin beats Japan’s Isao Aoki by 2 strokes for his first of 4 Senior PGA Championships
  • Wayne James scores 99 & 99 & ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final
1996 History

Famous Deaths

  • A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
  • Alceo Galliera, Italian conductor (Victoria Symphony; La Scala), and composer (The Wise Virgins and the Foolish Virgins), dies at 85
  • Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), dies at 52
  • Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Robert Hersant, press baron, dies at 76
  • Rodney Meredith Thomas, English architect and painter, dies at 93
  • Zora Arkus-Duntov,Belgian-American automotive engineer, known as "the Father of the Corevette", dies at 86

About April 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Because You Loved Me (From "Up Close & Personal") - Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison