On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1996

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM

Famous Deaths

  • David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), dies at 87
  • David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71
  • Siti Hartinah Suharto, 2nd First Lady of Indonesia, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
1996 Highlights

About April 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus