What Happened on November 23, 1996

Historical Events

  • 61st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-23 in Birmingham
  • Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
1996 History

Famous Weddings

Chris Rock

American actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton; divorce in 2016

Famous Deaths

  • Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
  • George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
  • Idries Shah, Indian author and Sufi teacher, dies at 72
  • Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, dies at 53
  • Ralph Tubbs, architect, dies at 84

About November 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

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