On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1996

Historical Events

  • H. D. Deve Gowda becomes Prime Minister of India
  • Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square

Film & TV History

Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana


Famous Birthdays

Tom Holland

Tom Holland, English stage and film actor (Billy Elliot, Spider-man), born in Kingston upon Thames, England

Famous Weddings

David Cameron

81st UK Prime Minister David Cameron (29) weds businesswoman Samantha Sheffield (25) at the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in East Hendred, Oxfordshire

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), dies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 48
  • Fernand Schokweiler, judge, dies at 60
  • Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), commits suicide at 40
  • Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85
  • Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), dies at 83
  • Stephen Jones, English art historian, dies of cancer at 41
1996 Highlights

About June 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini