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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1996 AD


January 1: After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
January 1: Curaeao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
January 4: "Father" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 52 performances
January 5: Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement
January 5: Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI vs. WI at the Gabba
January 6: Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
January 7: 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
January 7: "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 1622 performances
January 8: Blizzard buries eastern U.S. causing at least 50 deaths
January 8: For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 10: Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
January 10: Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
January 11: Space Shuttle STS-72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
January 12: Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with U.S.)
January 14: "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 49 performances
January 14: Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
January 14: "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 97 performances
January 18: Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
January 18: Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in New York
January 19: NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
January 20: 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
January 20: Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup
January 20: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
January 20: WPAT FM New York City radio station switches to English-Spanish format
January 21: 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
January 21: Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
January 21: U.S. male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
January 23: Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test New Zealand vs. Zim
January 26: "Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
January 27: 15 day old siamese twins separated - Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
January 27: 70th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)
January 27: Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st New York female Episcopal bishop
January 27: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
January 27: Germany celebrates it's 1st Holocaust Rememberance Day
January 27: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber to win Australian Open
January 27: Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana vs. Jamaica at Kingston
January 28: 84th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62)
January 28: "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 118 performances
January 28: Superbowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Superbowl MVP:
January 29: 23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins
January 29: 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
January 29: Last day of Test cricket for David Boon


February 2: Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
February 4: NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13
February 6: Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
February 8: NFL and Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Baltimore but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
February 9: WYNY-FM in New York City changes calls to WKTU-FM
February 10: IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov
February 11: 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
February 13: Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
February 13: Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway
February 16: Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa vs. UAE at Rawalpindi
February 17: 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, vs. New Zealand, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
February 18: 1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup vs. India
February 18: Daytona 500 race
February 18: Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya
February 19: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York, Pennsylvania on WQXA 105.7 FM
February 21: Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit
February 22: Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice
February 22: "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 29 performances
February 22: STS-75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
February 23: Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
February 23: Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands
February 24: Cuba downs 2 U.S. planes
February 24: Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
February 25: "Father" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 52 performances
February 25: Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad vs Leeward Is
February 27: Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
February 28: 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
February 29: Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup


March 1: Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
March 1: New toll-free 888 area code introduced
March 2: Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator
March 2: Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind vs. SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose
March 3: 26th Easter Seal Telethon
March 3: Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
March 5: Earl Weaver and Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame
March 6: 10th American Comedy Award
March 6: 2nd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
March 6: Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 vs. Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup vs. Kenya
March 7: 1st surface photos of Pluto by Hubble Space Telescope
March 7: British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order
March 7: Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
March 9: Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India
March 9: Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) vs. England in WC QF
March 9: STS-75 (Columbia 19), lands
March 10: 22nd People's Choice Awards: Apollo 13, Tom Hanks wins
March 10: New York City Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
March 11: Chris Harris scores 130 in losing New Zealand side vs. Australia, World Cup
March 11: Mark Waugh scores 110 vs. New Zealand for his third century of the World Cup
March 12: Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy
March 13: Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
March 13: Thomas Hamilton kills 16 kindergardeners, their teacher and himself
March 14: Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
March 14: Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
March 16: Mike Tyson KOs Frank Bruno in 2nd round
March 17: Aravinda De Silva gets 107* and 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
March 17: "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 29 performances
March 17: "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst New York City for 17 performances
March 17: Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
March 17: Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
March 17: Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena
March 17: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
March 18: 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
March 19: Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marriage
March 20: Erik and Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
March 20: "Love Thy Neighbor," opens at Booth Theater New York City
March 20: U.K. admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
March 21: "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 68 performances
March 22: Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
March 22: STS-76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
March 24: 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins
March 24: Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual
March 24: Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
March 24: Metropolitan Transportation Authority raises New York City bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
March 25: 68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart," Nicholas Cage and Susan Sarandon win
March 25: Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
March 25: Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
March 25: Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk and Platov (RUS)
March 25: Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova and Bushkov (RUS)
March 25: Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
March 25: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
March 25: U.S. issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
March 26: Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld vs. Vic)
March 27: "State Fair," opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 118 performances
March 28: "7 Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
March 28: Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America
March 28: "Seven Guitars," opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
March 29: 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men
March 29: Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
March 29: New York Yankees beats New York Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
March 30: Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs New Zealand at Port-Of-Spain
March 30: New York Mets beats New York Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
March 30: Prince Edward and girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
March 31: 15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65
March 31: 1st Opening Day in history in March takes place in Seattle
March 31: 25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
March 31: "Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 17 performances
March 31: Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
March 31: "Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 66 performances
March 31: Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
March 31: Space Shuttle STS-76 (Atlantis 16), lands
March 31: Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title


April 1: 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
April 2: Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Singapore Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore
April 2: Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game
April 3: South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield
April 3: St. Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1
April 4: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Austin, Texas on KJFK 98.9 FM
April 4: "Inherit the Wind" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 45 performances
April 5: John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
April 6: Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game
April 7: 8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
April 7: Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic
April 7: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
April 8: Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title
April 11: Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
April 11: "King and I," premieres at Neil Simon Theater in New York City for 781 perform
April 13: En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
April 13: Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs New Jersey Devils from playoff
April 14: 60th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276
April 14: "Apple Doesn't Fall" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 1 performance
April 14: Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games
April 15: 100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:15.9
April 15: 25th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:27:12.6
April 15: "Apple Doesn't Fall" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 1 performance
April 18: "Funny Thing Happened," opens at St. James Theater New York City for 715 performances
April 19: Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles
April 19: South Africa defeat Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah
April 20: Chicago Bulls win record 72 games in a season
April 21: 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
April 21: Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
April 21: Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
April 21: "Delicate Balance," opens at Plymouth Theater New York City
April 21: Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup
April 21: Wayne James scores 99 and 99 and ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final
April 23: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno, Nevada on KRZQ 96.5 FM
April 23: Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie Onassis things nets $34.5 million
April 24: 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain
April 24: Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
April 24: "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 perf
April 25: "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk," opens at Ambassador Theater New York City
April 26: Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H
April 26: Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million
April 27: Brunswick World Tournament of Champions won by Dave D'Entremont
April 28: "Big," opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 193 performances
April 28: Martin Bryant shoots and kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania
April 28: Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
April 29: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno, California on KFRR 104.1 FM
April 29: "Rent," opens at Nederlander Theater New York City
April 30: "Buried Child," opens at Atkinson Theater New York City for 77 performances
April 30: Dutch/Italian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
April 30: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids, Michigan on WKLQ 94.5 FM


May 1: Gerald Williams is 1st New York Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game
May 1: "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 308 performances
May 3: Martin Moxon and Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks vs. Glam
May 4: 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01
May 4: ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel
May 4: Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917
May 5: "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances
May 5: Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
May 5: Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
May 6: Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
May 6: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford, Connecticut on WCCC 106.9 FM
May 7: Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown
May 8: New York Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
May 8: South Africa's Constitutional Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
May 10: 2 U.S. Marine helicopters collided during joint U.S. and British war games
May 10: "Twister" premieres
May 11: Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colorado Rockies, 11-0
May 11: Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
May 12: 42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
May 12: "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 45 performances
May 12: "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 68 performances
May 12: Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
May 13: O. J. Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict
May 14: New York Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
May 16: Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 home runs in 1 inning
May 17: Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe
May 17: Habib and Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics vs. Worcs
May 18: 122nd Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2
May 18: WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
May 19: STS-77 (Endeavour 11), launches into orbit
May 21: Blackout in many areas of Queens, New York
May 21: Ken Griffey, Jr., 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
May 21: Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win
May 22: Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time
May 22: "Tartuffe: Born Again," opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 29 performances
May 23: Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric
May 24: "Spy Hard," starring Leslie Nielsen is released
May 25: Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
May 26: Indianapolis 500 race
May 26: Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
May 26: "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 66 performances
May 26: Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 29: Space Shuttle STS-77 Endeavour 11 lands
May 30: 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
May 30: Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play and nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
May 30: John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"
May 31: Mark Van Thillo and Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures


June 1: MTV Movie Awards
June 1: Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
June 2: 50th Tony Awards: Master Class and Rent win
June 2: 51st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
June 2: 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
June 5: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, Tennessee on WMFS 92.9 FM
June 7: Julia and Noah wed on "All My Children"
June 8: 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
June 8: 66th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (63, 67, 108)
June 8: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
June 8: Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire vs. Hampshire
June 8: Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs vs. Essex
June 8: PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
June 9: 66th French Mens Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats M Stich (76, 75, 76)
June 9: Michelle McGann wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
June 9: Sunday League game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311
June 10: 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
June 10: Colorado Avalanche sweeps Florida Panthers by winning 1-0 in 6 periods
June 10: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo, Ohio on WBUZ 106.5 FM
June 10: Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
June 10: Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
June 11: Bob Dole, Senator-R-Kansas, resigns from U.S. senate to run for president
June 12: 3 Philadelphia Federal Court judges overturn U.S. indecency ban on internet
June 13: Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
June 14: "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
June 14: Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire vs. Indians
June 16: 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
June 16: 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
June 16: 96th U.S. Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
June 16: Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
June 17: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse New York on WAQX 95.7 FM
June 20: Space Shuttle STS-78, Columbia 20, launches into space
June 22: 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain and Ireland, 11 - 6
June 22: Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavywgt boxing title
June 22: Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
June 23: Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
June 23: Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
June 23: "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq New York City after 29 performances
June 28: "Nutty Professor," starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
June 29: Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
June 29: Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
June 30: "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater New York City after 77 performances
June 30: Caroline Frolic, Miss Ontario, crowned Miss Renaissance USA
June 30: Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
June 30: "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 308 performances
June 30: "State Fair," closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 118 performances


July 1: Kevan James scores 103 and takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants vs. Ind
July 1: NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
July 1: Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
July 1: WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in New York City
July 4: HotMail, a free internet E-mail service begins
July 5: A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
July 5: New York Yankee John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
July 6: 103rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (63, 75)
July 6: Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24
July 7: 110th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)
July 7: 17th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton
July 7: Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
July 7: Space Shuttle STS-78, Columbia 20, lands
July 9: 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
July 9: All star MVP: Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers
July 9: U.S. Senate approves 90 cents raise to $4.25 minimum wage
July 12: Kirby Puckett, retires from Minnesota Twins
July 12: Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million
July 12: Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur
July 13: Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940)
July 14: 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Raymond Floyd
July 14: "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers New York City after 548 perf
July 14: Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
July 14: New York Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves
July 14: New York Yankees sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
July 14: "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 32 performances
July 15: After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
July 15: MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
July 15: Prince Charles and Princess Di sign divorce papers
July 15: Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
July 17: 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of New York City
July 17: Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
July 19: Ireland beats Netherlands in 1st European Championship Final
July 19: Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 minutes for Lancashire vs. Derbyshire
July 19: XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta, Georgia
July 21: 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
July 21: Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
July 21: Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with New York Rangers
July 25: Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs. United States
July 27: Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
July 27: David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants vs. Worcs
July 28: New York Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th home run
July 28: Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
July 30: Tommy Lasoda retires as Los Angeles Dodger manager


August 1: M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched
August 4: 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies
August 4: 26th Olympic games close at Atlanta, Georgia (sched)
August 4: J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, and N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
August 5: Dallas Cowboys play Kansas City Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
August 6: NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars
August 10: Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican Vice Presidential running mate
August 10: Dare and Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
August 10: Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
August 10: Yankees lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
August 11: 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla Golf Club Kentucky
August 11: Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
August 11: "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 32 performs
August 13: Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
August 17: Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
August 18: Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
August 18: Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in New York City
August 20: India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
August 21: Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
August 21: "Hughie," opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
August 21: Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
August 25: 96th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
August 25: Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
August 28: Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants vs. Middlesex


September 1: Baltimore Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
September 2: Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000
September 2: Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
September 2: Soyuz TM-24, lands
September 4: 13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett and Smashing Pumpkins wins
September 5: MTV Video Music Awards
September 5: "Summer and Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater New York City
September 6: Baltimore Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career home run
September 7: Women's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 8: 110th U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (75 64)
September 8: 116th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76)
September 8: 48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker wins
September 8: "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
September 8: Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
September 8: Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 8: Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
September 8: Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
September 13: Phil Simmons scores 171 and takes 6-14 for Leics vs. Durham
September 14: A's Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-home runs in a season
September 14: Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent vs. Hampshire
September 14: New York Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 home runs by a catcher
September 14: Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
September 15: 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: U.S. beats International team 16 -15 at Robert Jones Va
September 15: Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
September 15: Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 15: Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34
September 16: 1st one-day international in Canada, India vs. Pakistan at Toronto
September 16: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City, Florida on WTBB 97.7 FM
September 16: Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits
September 16: Space Shuttle STS-79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space
September 17: Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
September 18: Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
September 19: "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater New York City
September 21: Christie Brinkey gets married for 4th time, she marries Peter Cook
September 21: John F. Kennedy, Jr. marries Caroline Bisset
September 22: 4th Solheim Cup: U.S. beats Europe 17-11 at St. Pierre Wales
September 23: Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach, Florida on WCLB 95.5 FM
September 23: Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on WZMT 97.9 FM
September 26: San Francisco Giant Bobby Bond is 2nd player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases
September 26: Space Shuttle STS-79 (Atlantis 17), lands
September 27: Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
September 28: 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team and Sri Lanka
September 28: Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear
September 28: Nebraska and Penn State are 5th and 6th major colleges to win 700
September 28: New York Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
September 28: Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
September 28: Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas and Alabama)
September 29: 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
September 29: Alanis Morissette ends her 1st U.S. tour (Houston Texas)
September 29: Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 home runs
September 29: "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City
September 29: Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
September 29: Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
September 29: Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 home runs
September 29: San Diego Padres sweep Los Angeles Dodgers in race for NL West title
September 29: Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
September 29: U.S. wins Federation Cup over Spain


October 2: 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks and Dunn win
October 3: Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
October 4: BPAA U.S. Bowling Open by Dave Husted
October 4: BPAA U.S. Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
October 4: Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
October 5: Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
October 5: Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Baltimore Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
October 5: New York Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits home runs in a post season game
October 6: Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
October 6: Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
October 6: New York Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
October 9: Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
October 10: Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in New York City
October 11: Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million
October 13: Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic
October 13: "Big," closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 193 performances
October 13: New York Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
October 13: Yankees (3) and Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 home runs
October 14: Braves blow out St. Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
October 14: Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)
October 14: Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yards)
October 17: "Taking Sides," opens at Atkinson Theater New York City
October 19: Braves beat New York Yankees by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
October 20: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
October 20: Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
October 20: Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
October 20: "Summer and Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater New York City
October 20: Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt
October 20: Wasim Akram scores cricket 257 vs. Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, 12 sixes
October 22: New York Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season home run, as Yankees tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
October 23: 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
October 24: Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 years 238 days
October 24: Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yankees win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
October 25: Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
October 26: Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
October 27: U.S. beats Japan, 21 -14, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
October 28: Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever


November 2: "Hughie," closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
November 3: 26th New York City Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
November 3: 27th New York City Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
November 3: "It's a Slippery Slope," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City
November 3: Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
November 3: Toray Japan Queens Cup
November 5: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of
November 6: Los Angeles Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
November 7: "3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City
November 7: NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
November 7: Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai vs. Saurashtra
November 11: Braves John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
November 12: Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award
November 13: Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
November 13: "Three Sisters," closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City
November 14: "Chicago," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City
November 14: Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP
November 15: "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 2 performances
November 16: 18th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 28 awards
November 16: "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 2 performances
November 17: "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater New York City
November 17: Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
November 18: Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
November 19: Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
November 19: "God Said, Ha!," opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 22 performances
November 19: "Sex and Longing" closes at Cort Theater New York City
November 19: Space Shuttle STS-80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
November 21: "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater New York City
November 22: O. J. Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"
November 23: Irebe Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
November 24: CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton
November 24: "Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City
November 24: Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
November 24: Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
November 24: Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan vs. New Zealand Lahore
November 24: Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship
November 25: After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
November 26: Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
November 26: Colbert, Floyd and Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
November 26: Couples, Davies, Sheehan and Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf
November 26: Couples, Love and Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge


December 1: 85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2)
December 1: Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India
December 4: 7th Billboard Music Awards
December 4: NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
December 4: Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57
December 5: "Dreams and Nightmares," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
December 5: Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement
December 5: Portland's Jermaine O'Neal, 18, becomes youngest NBA player
December 6: Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match
December 7: Space Shuttle STS-80 (Columbia 21), lands
December 8: Donna Andrews and Mike Hulbert win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 8: "God Said, Ha!" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 22 performances
December 12: Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)
December 12: Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou
December 13: Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays
December 14: 12th Soap Opera Digest Awards
December 14: 62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (quarterback)
December 15: Dottie Pepper and Juli Inkster win LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
December 15: Jim Colbert and Bob Murphy wins Diner's Club Senior PGA Golf Matches
December 15: Tom Lehman and Duffy Waldoff wins Diner's Club PGA Golf Matches
December 18: Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe and England
December 18: Television industry executives agree to adopt a ratings system
December 19: "Once Upon a Matress," opens at Broadhurst New York City for 187 performances
December 21: Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning
December 22: Steelers' Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yards for TD
December 22: Wendy's Three Tour Golf Challenge
December 22: Zimbabwe and England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with England need 1 to win
December 23: 4 women ordained priests in Jamaica, 1st in 330-year Anglican history
December 27: Carquest Bowl 7: Miami beats Virginia, 31-21
December 28: India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning
December 29: "Dreams and Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City
December 29: "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater New York City after
December 29: "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater New York City
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