On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1996

Historical Events

  • Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM) and in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)

Famous Birthdays

  • Evgeny Rylov, Russian swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m backstroke 2021; World C'ship gold 200m 2017, 19), born in Novotroitsk, Russia

Famous Weddings

Jim Carrey

Actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) weds "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) in Malibu

  • Oscar-nominated actor of "The Buddy Holly Story" Gary Busey (52) weds former stuntwoman from Dallas Tiani Warden (29) at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, dies at 86
  • Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
  • Jack Newman, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; Test selector 1958-63; president NZ Cricket Council 1964-67), dies at 94
  • Stuart Piggott, British archaeologist best known for his work on prehistoric Wessex, dies at 86
  • Stuart Pigott, archaeologist, dies at 86
1996 Highlights

About September 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

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