What Happened on July 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

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)
  • Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
  • WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born 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
  • Richard Michael Fraser, political administrator, dies at 80
  • Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), dies at 84