What Happened on October 4, 1996

Historical Events

  • BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
  • BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
  • Left wing Mike Donnelly becomes first player in NHL history to play for all 3 New York teams (Sabres, Rangers & Islanders) when he suits up for the NY Islanders in a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles
  • Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi breaks record for fastest hundred in one-day cricket history; in first ODI innings, Afridi savages Sri Lanka for 102 in KCA Centenary Tournament match in Nairobi; reaches 100 in 37 balls

Famous Weddings

Evander Holyfield

Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

Famous Deaths

  • Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
  • Silvio Piola, Italian soccer striker (34 caps, 30 goals; Lazio), dies at 83
  • Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
1996 Highlights

About October 4, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 25 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: Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something