On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 performances
  • 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Patty Loveless win
  • Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • The UN and Iraq end a third round of negotiations over Iraq's possible sale of $1 billion of oil for 90 days for a 180-day trial period

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player (French Open 2019; Wimbledon 2021; WTA Finals 2019, World #1 2019), born in Ipswich, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), dies of natural causes at 83
1996 Highlights

About April 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus