On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1996

Historical Events

Sports History

Cricketer Rahul Dravid makes his international debut for India in an ODI against Sri Lanka

  • South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield
  • St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1

Famous Deaths

  • (Roosevelt) "Booba" Barnes, American blues guitarist, dies at 59
  • Carl Stokes, first African American mayor of a major US city (Cleveland), dies at 68
  • Ron Brown, American politician (US Secretary of Commerce, 1993-96; Democratic Party Chairman, 1989-93), dies in an air crash approaching Dubrovnik, Croatia, at 54
1996 Highlights

About April 3, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Because You Loved Me (From "Up Close & Personal") - Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Firestarter - Prodigy