On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1996

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
Jay-Z
  • 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)
1996 Highlights

About June 25, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer