What Happened on October 30, 1996

Historical Events

  • Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur, dies at 101
  • John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 80
  • Leon Lewis, US radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81
  • Rohan Butler, English historian, dies at 79
1996 Highlights

About October 30, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Say You'll Be There - Spice Girls