On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1996

Historical Events

  • Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback

Famous Birthdays

  • Bella Hadid [Isabella Khair Hadid], American fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Charles Downes, British founder member of Independent Television News and cameraman, dies at 58
  • Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, dies at 64
  • Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician, dies at 83
  • Richard Clarkson, English aeronautical engineer (Hawker Siddeley Trident), dies at 94

Person of interestWalter Kerr

Walter Kerr, American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, dies of congestive heart failure at 83

Actor and Theatre Critic Walter Kerr
Actor and Theatre Critic
Walter Kerr

1996 Highlights

About October 9, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra