On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1996

Historical Events

  • 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto

Film & TV History

Courtroom reality show "Judge Judy" with Judge Judith Sheindlin premieres in the US

  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM

Baseball Record

Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits

  • Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73
  • Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), dies at 76
  • Kai Laursen, Danish concert violinist, dies at 74
  • McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77
1996 Highlights

About September 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Ready Or Not - Fugees