On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1996

Historical Events

  • Brunswick World Tournament of Champions won by Dave D'Entremont

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Actress Robin Wright (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

  • Romanian gymnast and 5-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Com─âneci (35) weds American gymnast Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania
  • Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), dies at 82
  • William Egan Colby, C.I.A. director, dies at 76
1996 Highlights

About April 27, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 2 months and 2 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