April 1996 calendar

April 1996

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1996.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1996: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1996?


  • 01 Apr 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM
  • 02 Apr 1996 U.S. Mafioso John Gotti is found guilty of murdering Paul Castellano.
  • 03 Apr 1996 Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States.
  • 04 Apr 1996 Inherit the Wind opens at Royale Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 05 Apr 1996 John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
  • 06 Apr 1996 Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
  • 07 Apr 1996 Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic.
  • 08 Apr 1996 Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title.
  • 09 Apr 1996 In a common statement, the European Union officially recognises the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 11 Apr 1996 Detroit Red Wings become second NHL team to win 60 games in a season.
  • 12 Apr 1996 Jessica Dubroff, aged 7, is killed in a crash near Cheyenne, Wyoming, while attempting to set a record as the youngest person to pilot an airplane across the United States.
  • 13 Apr 1996 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
  • 14 Apr 1996 Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games.
  • 15 Apr 1996 100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:15.9.
  • 18 Apr 1996 Funny Thing Happened, opens at St. James Theater NYC for 715 performances
  • 19 Apr 1996 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs. Orioles
  • 20 Apr 1996 Chicago Bulls win record 72 games in a season.
  • 21 Apr 1996 Delicate Balance, opens at Plymouth Theater, New York City
  • 23 Apr 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM
  • 24 Apr 1996 Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore opens at Belasco for 12 performances
  • 25 Apr 1996 Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, opens at Ambassador Theater, New York City
  • 26 Apr 1996 Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
  • 27 Apr 1996 The 1996 Lebanon war ends.
  • 28 Apr 1996 Big, opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 29 Apr 1996 Rent, opens at Nederlander Theater, New York City
  • 30 Apr 1996 Buried Child, opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 03 Apr 1996 A United States Air Force Boeing T-43 crashes near Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, killing 35, including Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Because You Loved Meyoutube
  2. - Always Be My Babyyoutube
  3. - Nobody Knows
  4. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  5. - Ironic

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Return Of The Mack
  2. - Firestarter
  3. - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit
  4. - The X-Files
  5. - Children


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1996?

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


The #1 International Phenomenon Bestseller - NEW PREFACE

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHis full name is Tom Booker. His voice can soothe wild horses and his touch can heal broken spirits. Annie Graves, a mother of two, has traveled across continents to Montana's Booker Ranch to help her …

Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose

Undaunted Courage


The definitive guide to Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Louisiana Purchase by the best-selling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day.

Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power


A man and woman fall in love behind a secret wall, in a highly guarded mansion located in a wealthy suburb of Virginia.

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence


We all know that IQ alone is not a guarantee of success, happiness or virtue. However, until Emotional Intelligence was developed, we couldn't be certain why.