On This Day

What Happened on April 28, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Big" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • In Australia's worst massacre in modern history, Martin Bryant shoots and kills 35 in Port Arthur, Tasmania. Leads to a compulsory gun buy back program and major changes to gun control laws.

Famous Deaths

  • Gilles Grangier, French film director (Archim├Ęde le clochard), dies at 84
  • Henry Clarke, American fashion photographer, dies at 78
  • Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, Guatemalan politician, dies at 80
  • William Colby, American intelligence officer (CIA Director, 1973-76), dies at 76
1996 Highlights

About April 28, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus