On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Inherit the Wind" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Austin TX on KJFK 98.9 FM

Famous Deaths

  • Barney Ewell, American athlete (b. 1918)
  • Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, dies at 68 (b. 1927)
  • Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist, dies at 97
  • Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82
  • Larry Laprise, songwriter, dies at 83
  • Paul Cooper, American composer, dies at 69
  • Seamas NacNeill, Classical physicist and piper, dies at 79