On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jay-Z releases his debut studio album "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" with Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
  • The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen

Famous Birthdays

  • Lele Pons, Venezuelan-American internet personality (Vine, YouTube), born in Caracas, Venezuela

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas John, dramaturge, dies at 43
  • Ray Howard-Jones, artist, dies at 93
  • Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)