On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1996

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"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

  • Mario Savio, American political activist, dies of heart attack at 53
  • Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, dies at 85
  • Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80
1996 Highlights

About November 6, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio