On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1996

Historical Events

  • 1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM
  • 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
  • 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? 24 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo