On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1996

Historical Events

  • Ford buys rights to name Detroit domed stadium for $40 million

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, dies at 80
  • Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), dies at 81
  • Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), dies at 74
  • Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • Terry Patchett, politician, dies at 56
  • William Vickrey, Canadian economist (Nobel 1996), dies at 82
1996 Highlights

About October 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra