What Happened on April 24, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 performances

Academy of Country Music Awards

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
1996 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player (French Open 2019; Wimbledon 2021; Australian Open 2022; WTA Finals 2019, World #1 2019-22), born in Ipswich, Australia
Born in 1996

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

About April 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months 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