On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC

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American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a classic 3–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4 victory over defending champion Boris Becker in Hanover, Germany

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • CFL Grey Cup, Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton: MVP Doug Flutie leads Toronto Argonauts to 13th title; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 43-37

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German tennis star Steffi Graf retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0 win over Martina Hingis at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
  • Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore

Famous Deaths

  • Edison Vasalievich Denisov, Russian avant-garde composer (Sun of the Incas), dies at 67
  • Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), dies at 85
1996 Highlights

About November 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius