What Happened on June 23, 1996

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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

  • Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
  • WLAF World Bowl 4, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: Scottish Claymores beats Frankfurt Galaxy, 32-27
1996 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Jones, British actor
Born in 1996

Famous Weddings

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

Bonnie Blair

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

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician (Prime Minister of Greece, 1981-89, 1993-96), dies at 76
  • Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
  • Elbert Parr Tuttle, American lawyer, judge and civil rights champion (one of the Fifth Circuit Four), dies at 98 [1]
  • 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

About June 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 11 months and 5 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