What Happened on September 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)

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Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
  • Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Atlantic City, NJ: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 5-0) and 15th title

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Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
  • San Diego Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
  • Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Jane Cain, British telephonist and original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • Leslie Crowther, entertainer, dies at 63>>
  • Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), dies at 73