On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
  • WLAF World Bowl 4, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: Scottish Claymores beats Frankfurt Galaxy, 32-27

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Jones, British actor

Famous Weddings

  • "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (42) weds Italian artist Cecilia Ermini

LoveWedding of Interest

Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), dies at 76
  • Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
  • Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98
  • Pasqualino de Santis, Italian cinematographer, dies at 69
  • Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), dies from a stroke at 74
  • Salah Abou Seif [Salah Abu Saif], Egyptian film director (Bidaya wa Nihaya), dies at 81
  • William Walsh, academic, dies at 80
1996 Highlights

About June 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer