What Happened on November 5, 1996

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Bill Clinton is re-elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate Bob Dole

Election of Interest

Voters in California re-elect entertainer Sonny Bono to US Congress

Sports History

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of the Year

1996 History

Famous Deaths

  • Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 62
  • Lars-Ake Nilsson, Swedish diplomat, dies at 53
  • Paula Hinton, British ballet dancer, dies at 72

About November 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 26 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: What Becomes of the Brokenhearted/Saturday Night At The Movies/You'll Never Walk Alone - Robson Green & Jerome Flynn