On This Day

June 1996 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
  • Jun 1 H. D. Deve Gowda becomes Prime Minister of India
  • Jun 2 50th Tony Awards: "Master Class" & "Rent" win
  • Jun 2 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 5 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, Tennessee, on WMFS 92.9 FM
  • Jun 7 Julia and Noah wed on "All My Children"
  • Jun 8 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jun 8 Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
  • Jun 8 PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
  • Jun 8 Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Jun 8 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • Jun 10 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM

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Jun 10 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove

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Jun 11 Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president

US Senator and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole
US Senator and Presidential Candidate
Bob Dole
  • Jun 11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • Jun 12 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet

  • Jun 12 Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
  • Jun 13 Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents
  • Jun 14 Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
  • Jun 15 IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
  • Jun 17 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM
  • Jun 17 The Fifteenth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which removes the prohibition on divorce, is signed into law following a vote the previous year

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Jun 18 Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • Jun 20 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
  • Jun 20 The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry
  • Jun 23 Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan

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Jun 23 Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Jun 25 The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen
  • Jun 26 Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
  • Jun 28 The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • Jun 29 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 29 Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
  • Jun 30 Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 1 81st UK Prime Minister David Cameron (29) weds businesswoman Samantha Sheffield (25) at the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in East Hendred, Oxfordshire

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Fernand Schokweiler, judge, dies at 60
  • Jun 1 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85
  • Jun 1 Stephen Jones, English art historian, dies of cancer at 41
  • Jun 2 Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Peter Bird, ocean rower, dies at 49
  • Jun 2 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • Jun 3 Len Creed, bookmaker, dies at 79
  • Jun 3 Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81
  • Jun 4 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • Jun 4 Kudirat Abiola, wife of Moshood Abiola, is assassinated
  • Jun 5 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner, dies at 59
  • Jun 6 George Snell, genetecist, dies at 92
  • Jun 6 Jean Sinclair, South African campaigner, founder member and first president of the Black Sash in 1955, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), dies at 70
  • Jun 7 Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), dies at 88
  • Jun 7 [Francis] Max Factor, American CEO of Max Factor Cosmetics, dies at 91
  • Jun 8 Phyllis Stedman, politician, dies at 79
  • Jun 9 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist, dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist, dies at 48
  • Jun 9 Bert Schierbeek, Dutch writer and poet (Cross Roads), dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Hugh Burnton Mitchell, US senator, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Norman Lambert, British restaurateur, dies at 63 (b. 1933)
  • Jun 10 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • Jun 11 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist, dies at 21
  • Jun 12 MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
  • Jun 14 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • Jun 15 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • Jun 16 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 17 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), dies at 73
  • Jun 19 G. David Schine, American businessman, dies at 70
  • Jun 19 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier, dies at 82
  • Jun 20 Irving Krick, meteorologist, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 Michel Lebrun, crime writer, dies at 65
  • Jun 20 Walter Guevara Arze, provisional president of Bolivia (1979), dies
  • Jun 22 Leo Nichols, businessman, honorary consul and longtime friend of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, dies at 65
  • Jun 22 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • Jun 22 Terrel Bell, American politician (2nd United States Secretary of Education 1981-84), dies at 74
  • Jun 23 Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), dies at 76
  • Jun 23 Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
  • Jun 23 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98
  • Jun 23 William Walsh, academic, dies at 80
  • Jun 25 Nicholas John, dramaturge, dies at 43
  • Jun 25 Ray Howard-Jones, artist, dies at 93
  • Jun 25 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)
  • Jun 26 Veronica Guerin, Irish crime journalist, murdered by drug lords at 36
  • Jun 27 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85
  • Jun 28 George Ghita Ionescu, academic, dies at 83
  • Jun 28 Michael Wishart, British figurative painter, dies at 68
  • Jun 28 Piers Gray, critic/writer, dies at 49
  • Jun 28 Ronald George Woodman, pilot, dies at 82
  • Jun 29 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist, dies at 85
  • Jun 30 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76
  • Jun 30 Michael Parkin, journalist, dies at 74
  • Jun 30 Norman Aldridge, biochemical toxicologist, dies at 76