What Happened on April 23, 1996

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
1996 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jake Kiszka, American guitarist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • Josh Kiszka, American vocalist (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Born in 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general, dies at 82
  • P. L. Travers, Australian-English writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96

About April 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 5 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