On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 42nd British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "Cracker" Best Drama
  • 49th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Sense and Sensibility" Best Film, Michael Radford Best Director
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM
  • Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
  • US docuseries "Forensic Files" (Medical Detectives) premieres on TLC Network

Famous Birthdays

  • Jake Kiszka, American guitarist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • Josh Kiszka, American vocalist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general, dies at 82
  • Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70
  • P. L. {Pamela Lyndon} Travers, Australian British writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96