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)

Music History

Placido Domingo becomes artistic director of Washington Opera

  • WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
1996 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual, 2014), born in Moscow, Russia
Born in 1996

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 with an overdose of phenobarbital, at 42
  • Michael Fraser, British Conservative Party political administrator, dies at 80
  • Steve Tesich, Serbian-American Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Breaking Away; The World According To Garp), and playwright, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), dies at 84

About July 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • UK #1 Song: Three Lions (The Official Song Of The England Football Team) - Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds