September 1996 calendar

September 1996

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1996?


  • 01 Sep 1996 Baltimore Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
  • 02 Sep 1996 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 03 Sep 1996 Nintendo releases the Game Boy Pocket portable game system in the USA.
  • 04 Sep 1996 13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett and Smashing Pumpkins wins
  • 05 Sep 1996 Summer & Smoke opens at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • 07 Sep 1996 American Hip-Hop star Tupac Shakur is fatally shot four times on the Las Vegas strip after leaving the Tyson-Seldon boxing match.
  • 08 Sep 1996 7 Guitars closes at Walter Kerr Theater, New York City
  • 10 Sep 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) signed (it will be ratified 180 days after ratification by 44 Annex 2 countries).
  • 11 Sep 1996 Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • 12 Sep 1996 Ricardo López sends a package, containing an acid bomb, to Icelandic singer Björk with the intention to kill or disfigure her, and then commits suicide. The package is intercepted by the Scotland Yard four days later, before doing any harm.
  • 13 Sep 1996 Phil Simmons scores 171 and takes 6-14 for Leics vs. Durham
  • 14 Sep 1996 New York Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • 15 Sep 1996 Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
  • 16 Sep 1996 1st one-day international in Canada, India vs. Pakistan at Toronto
  • 17 Sep 1996 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colo Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
  • 18 Sep 1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
  • 19 Sep 1996 Skylight opens at Royale Theater, New York City
  • 20 Sep 1996 Leader of Pakistani opposition party Pakistan Peoples Party Murtaza Bhutto is killed during a gun battle with police.
  • 21 Sep 1996 Christie Brinkey gets married for 4th time, she marries Peter Cook
  • 22 Sep 1996 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St. Pierre Wales
  • 23 Sep 1996 Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach Florida
  • 24 Sep 1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
  • 25 Sep 1996 IBM launches OS/2 Warp 4, in San Francisco, California. New features include Java technology, voice recognition software, and Open32 Win32 APIs. Price is US$249; upgrade is US$149. It is the first operating system to include built-in speech navigation and recognition.
  • 26 Sep 1996 Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands
  • 27 Sep 1996 Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • 28 Sep 1996 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team and Sri Lanka
  • 29 Sep 1996 Delicate Balance closes at Plymouth Theater, New York City
  • 30 Sep 1996 Congress passes the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997; the Bureau of the Mint is renamed the United States Mint.

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

  1. - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
  2. - I Love You Always Forever
  3. - Hit Me Off
  4. - Twisted
  5. - It's All Coming Back To Me Now

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Ready Or Not
  2. - Flava
  3. - Wannabe
  4. - I've Got A Little Puppy
  5. - I'm Alive


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Scott Stewart



Release year: 1996

Directed by: Ivan Fíla

Starring: Lenka Vlasáková, Christian Redl, Hanna Schygulla, Miroslav Donutil



Release year: 1996

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths

That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do!

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Tom Hanks

Starring: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Country: United States of America

Gray's Anatomy

Gray's Anatomy

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Spalding Gray, Mike McLaughlin, Melissa Robertson, Alvin Henry


Which were the most popular books released in September 1996?
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The Run Of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin

The Run Of His Life


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * This was the inspiration for American Crime Story, which aired on FX and starred Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Burning Man by Phillip Margolin

The Burning Man


Phillip Margolin is the bestselling author of this fast-paced legal thriller. Peter Hale, a young lawyer trying to make his mark in his father’s venerable firm of lawyers, is an example of Phillip Margolin's skillful writing.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan

How Stella Got Her Groove Back


Stella Payne, forty-two years old, is divorced, an investment analyst of high power, and a mother to Quincy, eleven years old. She does it all, and she's not able to do it. This includes Little League carpool duties, portfolio analysis, …

Jack And Jill by James Patterson

Jack And Jill


Two ice-cold killers have been sabotaging Washington's famous and wealthy with chilling professional efficiency. Alex Cross assumes high-profile responsibility for the investigation as the nation waits to find out who the celebrity victim is.

Gods And Generals by Jeff Shaara

Gods And Generals


The New York Times bestseller prequel to Pulitzer Prize-winning Classic The Killer Angels. In this epic novel by Jeff Shaara, Jeff Shaara explores the lives, passions and careers of these remarkable characters.