What Happened on April 29, 1996

Historical Events

  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno, California on KFRR 104.1 FM

Music History

Jonathan Larson's rock musical "Rent", loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera "La Bohème", starring Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, opens at the Nederlander Theatre, NYC; runs for 5,123 performances, and wins 4 Tony Awards, 7 Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Famous Deaths

  • David Davis [William Eric Davis], British broadcaster (BBC's Children's Hour), and radio executive, dies at 87
  • Jaime García Terrés, Mexican poet and essayist, dies at 71
  • Siti Hartinah, Second First Lady of Indonesia, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45

About April 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

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