What Happened on September 5, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, dies at 86

About September 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls