On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1996

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

Famous Birthdays

  • Daeg Faerch, Danish-born Canadian actor
  • Iman bint Al Abdullah II, princess of Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammad Najibullah, President of Afghanistan (1987-92), executed at 49
1996 Highlights

About September 27, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 19 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