On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Taking Sides" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC
  • MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3

Famous Deaths

  • Berthold Goldschmidt, German-British composer and conductor, dies at 93
  • Christopher Acland, English drummer (Lush), takes his own life at 30
1996 Highlights

About October 17, 1996

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra