What Happened on June 2, 1996

Historical Events

  • 50th Tony Awards: "Master Class" (play) & "Rent" (musical) win
  • 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles GC: Annika Sörenstam retains her title by 6 shots from Kris Tschetter

1996 History

Famous Deaths

  • Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • Peter Bird, ocean rower, dies at 49
  • Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, dies of cancer at 68
  • Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), commits suicide at 40

About June 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 3 months and 27 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