On This Day

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

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
  • P. L. Travers, Australian-English writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96
1996 Highlights

About April 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus