What Happened on October 13, 1996

Historical Events

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

F1 World Champion

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
1996 History

Famous Birthdays

Joshua WongJoshua Wong (26 years old)

Hong Kong-Chinese activist and pro-democracy politician (Demosistō), born in British Hong Kong

Born in 1996

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 (Der Stern), dies at 82

About October 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Words - Boyzone