June 1996 calendar

June 1996

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 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 June 1996: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1996?


  • 01 Jun 1996 MTV Movie Awards
  • 02 Jun 1996 50th Tony Awards: Master Class and Rent win
  • 04 Jun 1996 The first flight of Ariane 5 explodes after roughly 20 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.
  • 05 Jun 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis TN on WMFS 92.9 FM
  • 06 Jun 1996 Leighton W. Smith, Jr. resigns as NATO commander in the face of increasing criticism.
  • 07 Jun 1996 Julia and Noah wed on All My Children
  • 08 Jun 1996 66th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario
  • 09 Jun 1996 66th French Mens Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats M Stich
  • 10 Jun 1996 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
  • 11 Jun 1996 Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US Senate to run for President
  • 12 Jun 1996 3 Philadelphia Federal Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • 13 Jun 1996 Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
  • 14 Jun 1996 Cable Guy starring Jim Carrey is released
  • 15 Jun 1996 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes a large bomb in the middle of Manchester, England.
  • 16 Jun 1996 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland
  • 17 Jun 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse New York on WAQX 95.7 FM
  • 18 Jun 1996 Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
  • 19 Jun 1996 Boris Yeltsin emerges as the winner in Russia's first round of presidential elections.
  • 20 Jun 1996 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
  • 22 Jun 1996 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavywgt boxing title
  • 23 Jun 1996 Tartuffe: Born Again closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 25 Jun 1996 The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills nineteen U.S. servicemen.
  • 26 Jun 1996 Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
  • 28 Jun 1996 Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
  • 29 Jun 1996 An explosion in a firecrackers factory in Sichuan Province, China kills at least 36 people and injures 52 others.
  • 30 Jun 1996 Buried Child closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 13 Jun 1996 Garuda Indonesia flight 865 crashes during takeoff from Fukuoka Airport, killing three people and injuring 170.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Tha Crossroads
  2. - Always Be My Babyyoutube
  3. - You're Makin' Me High
  4. - Because You Loved Meyoutube
  5. - Give Me One Reason

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Three Lions
  2. - Killing Me Softly
  3. - Born Slippy
  4. - Mysterious Girl
  5. - Because You Loved Meyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1996?

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 …

Outrage by Vincent Bugliosi



"Provocative, entertaining. ... A powerful, damning diatribe about Simpson's acquittal People Here is the O. J. Simpson case account that no one dares to write.

The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer

The Fourth Estate


Fourth EstateJeffrey ArderRichard Armstrong narrowly avoided Hitler's atrocities throughout Eastern Europe because of his courage and his wits, which were skills that served him well during peacetime.

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.

I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn

I Was Amelia Earhart


Amelia Earhart, her navigator Fred Noonan, and she vanished off the coast New Guinea in 1937. This novel is brilliantly imagined.