What Happened on November 2, 1996

Historical Events

  • Miami Heat’s Pat Riley becomes eighth coach to win 800 games in 97-95 win at Indiana; milestone accomplished 2 weeks shy of his 15th coaching anniversary, faster than any coach in NBA history

Theatrical Finale

Revival of Eugene O'Neill's' drama "Hughie", directed by Al Pacino, and starring Pacino and Paul Benedict, closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 56 performances

Famous Deaths

  • Christ Prater, English screenprinter, dies at 72
  • Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33

Toni StoneToni Stone (1921-1996)

American baseball second baseman (first woman to play in men's Negro League), dies at 75

About November 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Say You'll Be There - Spice Girls