On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1996

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands

Famous Deaths

  • Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75
  • George Henderson, Scottish priest (Bishop of Argyll and the Isles from 1977-92), dies at 74
  • Mark Frankel, British actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies in a motorcycle accident at 34
1996 Highlights

About September 26, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra