What Happened on April 30, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Buried Child" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Dutch Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids MI on WKLQ 94.5 FM

Event of Interest

US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years

1996 History

Famous Deaths

  • David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
  • David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor and writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), dies at 78
  • Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive, dies at 71
  • Hélène Cordet, French actress (The Limping Man), dies at 78
  • Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), dies at 67
  • Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies

About April 30, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

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