What Happened on November 21, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

Famous Deaths

  • Abdus Salam, Pakistani theoretical physicist (1979 Noble Prize for Physics - electroweak unification theory), dies at 70
  • Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, dies at 80
  • Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
1996 Highlights

About November 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: No Diggity - BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
  • UK #1 Song: Breathe - The Prodigy