November 1996 calendar

November 1996

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1996?


  • 01 Nov 1996 Al Jazeera, known as a multi-language news channel, begins regular service in Doha, Qatar.
  • 02 Nov 1996 Hughie, closes at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City
  • 03 Nov 1996 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
  • 05 Nov 1996 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of
  • 06 Nov 1996 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 07 Nov 1996 3 Sisters opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York City
  • 08 Nov 1996 All 141 people on board a Nigerian-owned Boeing 727 die when the aircraft crashes into the Atlantic Ocean while approaching Lagos airport.
  • 10 Nov 1996 Rapper Yaki Kadafi, born Yafeu Fula, is shot to death in New Jersey at the age of 19.
  • 11 Nov 1996 Braves John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 12 Nov 1996 A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349. The deadliest mid-air collision to date.
  • 13 Nov 1996 Three Sisters, closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York City
  • 14 Nov 1996 Chicago, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, New York City
  • 15 Nov 1996 Into the Whirlwind opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 16 Nov 1996 Into the Whirlwind closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 17 Nov 1996 Present Laughter opens at Walter Kerr Theater, New York City
  • 18 Nov 1996 Frederick Chiluba is re-elected as President of Zambia.
  • 19 Nov 1996 God Said, Ha!, opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 20 Nov 1996 The 1996 Garley Building fire occurred in Hong Kong, resulting in 41 deaths and 81 injuries.
  • 21 Nov 1996 Rehearsal opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 22 Nov 1996 OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is absolutely not true
  • 23 Nov 1996 Irebe Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • 24 Nov 1996 Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City
  • 25 Nov 1996 After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
  • 26 Nov 1996 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
  • 30 Nov 1996 Herbert Khaury (aka "Tiny Tim") dies of a heart attack at age 64 while performing "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" at a Minneapolis fund raiser.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Say You'll Be There
  2. - Knockin' On Heaven's Door / Throw These Guns Away
  3. - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
  4. - If You Ever
  5. - One And One


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America



Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in November 1996?
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Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck

Forever, Erma


When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

The Cry of the Halidon by Robert Ludlum

The Cry of the Halidon


Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can’t refuse: two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica. All Dunstone Limited requires is his time, his expertise, and his absolute secrecy.

James Herriot'S Favorite Dog Stories by James Herriot

James Herriot'S Favorite Dog Stories


"When I decided to be a vet, I knew that I wanted to be a dog doctor, so I could spend all my time with dogs."

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle


The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …