On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
  • 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? 23 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra