What Happened on November 6, 1996

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)

  • LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year

Famous Deaths

  • Ion Dumitrescu, Romanian classical and film score composer (The Sun Rises), dies at 83
  • Mario Savio, American political activist, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, dies at 85
  • Tommy Lawton, English soccer centre-forward (23 caps; Burnley, Everton, Chelsea, Notts County, Brentford, Arsenal), dies at 80

About November 6, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 25 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