On This Day

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.

Famous Weddings

  • Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton

Famous Deaths

  • Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
  • George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
  • Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, dies at 53
  • Ralph Tubbs, architect, dies at 84
  • Sayed Idries Shah, thinker, dies at 72
1996 Highlights

About November 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius