What Happened on June 22, 1996

Historical Events

  • 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

Boxing Title Fight

Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

  • NHL Draft: Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) defenceman Chris Phillips first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
1996 History

Famous Weddings

  • "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
  • Bill Emerson, American politician (Rep-R-MO, 1981-96), dies of cancer at 58
  • George Barati, Hungarian-American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), dies at 83
  • Leo Nichols, businessman, honorary consul and longtime friend of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, dies at 65
  • Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • Terrel Bell, American politician (2nd United States Secretary of Education 1981-84), dies at 74
  • Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63

About June 22, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

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