On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Patty Loveless win

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • 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; WTA Finals 2019, World #1 2019), born in Ipswich, Queensland

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