What Happened on October 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Baltimore Orioles in 12 innings in 4-3 ALDS win at Jacobs Field; Orioles win series, 3-1
  • New York centre fielder Bernie Williams homers from each side of the plate as the Yankees beat Texas, 6-4 to win the AL Division Series, 3 - 1

Famous Deaths

  • Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant, dies at 77
  • Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), dies after a car accident at 71