What Happened on October 31, 1996

Historical Events

  • American jam band Phish performs The Talking Heads' "Remain In Light" as a musical costume during a show at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.

Famous Divorces

Elizabeth Taylor

English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor's 8th (and final) divorce from American construction worker Larry Fortensky, after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Hutchings, British trade union leader, dies at 88
  • Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, dies at 66
  • Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, dies at 85

About October 31, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 7 months
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