On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1996

Historical Events

  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Austin, Texas on KJFK 98.9 FM

Music History

Revival of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's stage drama "Inherit the Wind", starring George C. Scott and Charles Durning, opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 45 performances

Famous Deaths

  • (Henry) "Barney" Ewell, American track and field athlete (Olympics, 1948 - gold and 2 silver), dies at 78
  • Joy Newton, British ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • Larry Laprise, American songwriter (The Hokey-Pokey Dance [disputed]), dies at 83
  • Paul Cooper, American composer, dies at 69
  • Seumas MacNeill, Scottish bagpiper, and educator (College of Bagpipes), dies at 79
1996 Highlights

About April 4, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 6 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 - The Prodigy