On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1996

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Jones, British actor

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, 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? 25 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer