What Happened on October 2, 1996

Historical Events

  • 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win

Famous Deaths

  • Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian politician (40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria), assassinated at 58
  • Banjo Matthews, American auto racer, owner and constructor (A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough), dies of heart and respiratory disease at 64
  • Frida Knight, English Communist activist and author, dies at 85
  • Ivan Mark Waller, English mountaineer, dies at 89
  • Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (The Last Temptations), dies at 74
  • Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
1996 Highlights

About October 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something