What Happened on October 20, 1996

Historical Events

  • MLB Atlanta Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series

Theatrical Finale

Revival of Tennessee Williams' stage drama "Summer and Smoke", starring Harry Hamlin and Mary McDonnell, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 53 performances

Cricket Record

Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura


Famous Deaths

  • Bill Bedford, British test pilot (pioneered the development of V/STOL aircraft), dies at 75
  • Mary Tuck, British social researcher and civil servant, dies at 68
1996 Highlights

About October 20, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 12 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: Say You'll Be There - Spice Girls