On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances

Sports History

British Williams driver Damon Hill wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; becomes first son of a F1 World Drivers Champion (Graham Hill 1962, 68) to win title himself; wins by 19 points from Jacques Villeneuve

  • MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs

Famous Birthdays

Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong, Chinese activist (Demosistō), born in Hong Kong

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Hughes Williams, Welsh teacher and historian, dies at 89
  • Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George; Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • Henri Nannen, German journalist, dies at 82
1996 Highlights

About October 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra