On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, constructer (A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough), dies of heart and respiratory disease at 64
  • Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
  • Ivan Mark Waller, English mountaineer, dies at 89
  • Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of province of Quebec (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93