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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1996?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1996 Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu meet with US President Bill Clinton in Washington DC.
  • 02 Oct 1996 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks and Dunn win
  • 03 Oct 1996 Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
  • 04 Oct 1996 BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
  • 05 Oct 1996 Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 06 Oct 1996 Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
  • 07 Oct 1996 President Bill Clinton wins the first TV debate with Republican rival Bob Dole.
  • 08 Oct 1996 Irish Republican Army terrorists plant bombs at a heavily secured British army base south-west of Belfast: 31 soldiers and civilians are injured.
  • 10 Oct 1996 Sex & Longing opens at Cort Theater, New York City
  • 11 Oct 1996 Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
  • 13 Oct 1996 Big, closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances
  • 14 Oct 1996 Braves blow out St. Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • 15 Oct 1996 Several large strikes begin in various industries across Belgium in protest to the dismissal of the magistrate Jean-Marc Connerotte by the Supreme Court.
  • 16 Oct 1996 Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
  • 17 Oct 1996 Taking Sides, opens at Atkinson Theater, New York City
  • 19 Oct 1996 Braves beat the New York Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
  • 20 Oct 1996 Summer & Smoke closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 22 Oct 1996 New York Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
  • 23 Oct 1996 New York Yankees set record by coming back from 6-0 in World Series game to beat Atlanta Braves 8-6, also set record of 7th straight road win
  • 24 Oct 1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • 25 Oct 1996 Frank, Brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
  • 26 Oct 1996 The New York Yankees win the World Series for the first time since 1978, defeating the Atlanta Braves 3–2 to win the series in 6 games.
  • 31 Oct 1996 A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aereos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in Sao Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1996?
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The Sea Hunters by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo

The Sea Hunters

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From the author of the #1 bestselling The Sea Hunters comes more unforgettable true adventures with famous shipwrecks.

The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

The Runaway Jury

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict.

To The Hilt by Dick Francis

To The Hilt

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From the acclaimed master of mystery and suspense comes the story of a self-imposed outcast who must refresh his detection skills in order to save himself and his family.

Desperation by Stephen King

Desperation

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Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…"I see holes like eyes.

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle

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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.