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 arrested at his cabin in Montana, 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

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Greek entrepreneur who was an international shipping magnate, as well as an art collector.

  • Greer Garson

    Anglo-American actress who was very popular during the Second World War, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's...

  • American pilot at the age of seven, aiming to be the youngest pilot to cross the U.S.

  • Erma Bombeck

    American journalist and humorist, the author of 11 books and a column read by millions in 700 cities.

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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?
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Release year: 1996

Directed by: Marcus Scott

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Jim Mallon

Starring: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy



Release year: 1996

Directed by: Jan Troell

Starring: Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Anette Hoff, Gard B. Eidsvold

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Kelly Makin

Starring: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in April 1996?
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Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors


Primary Colors offers a fascinating and insightful look behind modern American politics. It is a hilarious, wise, dramatic story that features characters and events that are similar to some real-life people.

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 …

In Contempt by Christopher Darden with Jess Walter

In Contempt


This article gives a personal view of the O.J. The Simpson trial is shared with the author's observations about legal strategy, racism, and the principal attorneys, officials, witnesses, and witnesses involved in this case.

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


The #1 International Phenomenon Bestseller - NEW PREFACE

Montana Sky by Nora Roberts

Montana Sky


Jack Mercy left behind a ranch that was worth almost twenty million dollars when he died. His three daughters, each from a different union and each one unknown to the other, are now gathered together.