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 in 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.
  • 05 Nov 1996 Bill Clinton is reelected President of the United States.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
  2. - No Diggity
  3. - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
  4. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  5. - I Love You Always Forever

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?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1996?

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


In the early morning hours of May 2, 1981, shots rang out from Savannah's grandest mansion. Is it murder? Or self-defense? The shooting and its aftermath were heard throughout the hauntingly beautiful city of shaded squares and moss-hung oaks for …

The Sea Hunters by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo

The Sea Hunters


The #1 bestseller The Sea Hunters is back with more incredible true adventures featuring famous shipwrecks.

His Holiness by Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi

His Holiness


This detailed account of Pope John Paul II's life draws upon hundreds of interviews with key figures.

The Law Of Love by Laura Esquivel

The Law Of Love


/ESQUIVEL LAURA/ This new novel, which is highly anticipated by the author of Like Water for Chocolate, tells a story about a cosmic love story. It's a Mexican Midsummer Night's Dream.

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.