On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1996

Historical Events

  • Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
  • In a tour match v India, Hampshire's Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls - and then score a century (103)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Placido Domingo becomes artistic director of Washington Opera

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
  • WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born in Moscow, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), dies at 75
  • Margaux Hemingway, American fashion model and actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • Michael Fraser, British Conservative Party political administrator, dies at 80
  • Steve Tesich, Serbian-American screenwriter and playwright (Breaking Away), dies at 53
  • William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), dies at 84
1996 Highlights

About July 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer