On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Miami Heat beaten, 112-91 to Chicago Bulls to be swept 3-0 in round 1 of NBA Eastern Division playoffs; first time in his 14 years as head coach Pat Riley ousted in the opening round

Famous Weddings

  • Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa (26) weds film actor Mark Consuelos (25) in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
  • Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, dies on his 79th birthday
  • Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, dies at 74
1996 Highlights

About May 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus