On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1996

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

Album Release

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

  • 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, English National Opera's dramaturge, dies at 43
  • Ray Howard-Jones, Welsh 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? 25 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer