What Happened on June 16, 1996

Historical Events

  • 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seattle Supersonics, 4 games to 2; the Bulls' 4th title in 6 years

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills GC: Steve Jones wins his lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Tom Lehman and Davis Love III

Famous Weddings

  • Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • David Mourao-Ferreira, Portuguese poet and politician, dies at 69
  • Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), dies at 83

About June 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • UK #1 Song: Killing Me Softly - Fugees