On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1996

Historical Events

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

Music History

Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour in Houston Texas

  • Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 HRs

Federation Cup

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

Sports History

Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Jane Cain, British telephonist and original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • Leslie Crowther, English comedian and TV host (The pPrice is Right), dies at 63
  • Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), dies at 73
1996 Highlights

About September 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra