What Happened on September 2, 1996

Historical Events

  • A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.

Telethon

Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000

Historic Event

Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (MAC) designed by Oscar Niemeyer inaugurated in Niterói, Brazil

  • Soyuz TM-24, lands

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Reuben, Welsh classical and session violinist (London Symphony), dies at 69
  • Emily Kngwarreye, artist, dies at 86
  • Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71
  • Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), dies at 96
  • Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
1996 Highlights

About September 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls