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1996"King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform

1996Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

1996"Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

199614th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd

1996Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

1996Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRS in 1 inning

199623rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins

1996Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

1996Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle

1996Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

199666th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)

1996110th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)

1996Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou

1996NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

1996Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

1996Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000

1996OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

1996Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

1996"Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

199625th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1996Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

1996116th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76)

1996Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

1996Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

1996Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

1996George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

19967th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win

199642nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

1996The horror classic "Scream", starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released

1996Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

1996US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

19964th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win

1996As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

1996Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1996Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

1996"7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

1996Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic

1996Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

1996Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement

1996Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34

199660th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276

1996President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

1996Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

1996Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title

1996Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

199653th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta

1996Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

1996Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

1996Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

1996Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

1996U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

1996Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

1996U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

1996Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory

1996At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV

199684th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62)

1996OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"

1996Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King

1996Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

199624th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies

199670th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61)

199617th US Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton

1996Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts

199631st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain

1996Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

1996Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win

1996US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years

1996Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

1996 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin 
Jan 1
Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte) 
Jan 4
"Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances 
Jan 5
Miami Dolphin coach Don Shula announces his retirement 
Jan 5
Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba 
Jan 5
Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone. 
Jan 6
Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44) 
Jan 7
"Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 perfs 
Jan 7
"Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances 
Jan 7
16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000 
Jan 8
Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths 
Jan 8
For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 9
First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC 
Jan 10
Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners 
Jan 10
Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins 
Jan 11
Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space 
Jan 11
Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jan 12
Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US) 
Jan 14
"Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances 
Jan 14
"Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs 
Jan 14
Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions 
Jan 17
The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union. 
Jan 17
Iraq agrees to talks concerning a UN plan to allow for the Iraqi sale of $1 billion of oil; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes 
Jan 18
Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997 
Jan 19
NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix 
Jan 20
46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston 
Jan 20
Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win World Series Cup 
Jan 20
US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan 
Jan 20
WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format 
Jan 21
53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta 
Jan 21
Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament 
Jan 21
US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo 
Jan 23
Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim 
Jan 23
The first version of the Java programming language was released. 
Jan 26
"Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg 
Jan 27
15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies 
Jan 27
70th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (64 61) 
Jan 27
Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop 
Jan 27
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Jan 27
Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day 
Jan 27
Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston 
Jan 27
Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup. 
Jan 28
"Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 perfs 
Jan 28
84th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62) 
Jan 28
Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP: 
Jan 29
23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins 
Jan 29
Last day of Test cricket for David Boon 
Jan 29
6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line" 
Jan 29
La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire. 
Jan 30
Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit. 
Jan 30
Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz 
Feb 1
The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress. 
Feb 2
Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA 
Feb 4
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13 
Feb 6
Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence 
Feb 8
NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind 
Feb 8
The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act. 
Feb 8
The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place. 
Feb 9
WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM 
Feb 9
The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf. 
Feb 10
IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov 
Feb 11
46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio 
Feb 12
4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win 
Feb 13
Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts" 
Feb 13
Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway 
Feb 13
Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me' 
Feb 15
Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece. 
Feb 15
Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44 
Feb 15
At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV 
Feb 16
Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi 
Feb 17
1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47 
Feb 17
Garry Kasparov defeats Deep Blue 4-2 in chess 
Feb 18
1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India 
Feb 18
Daytona 500 race 
Feb 18
Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya 
Feb 19
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM 
Feb 21
Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit 
Feb 22
"Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances 
Feb 22
STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit 
Feb 23
Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve 
Feb 23
Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands 
Feb 24
Cuba downs 2 US planes 
Feb 24
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open 
Feb 24
The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church. 
Feb 25
"Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances 
Feb 25
Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is 
Feb 27
Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India 
Feb 28
38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins 
Feb 29
Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup 
Feb 29
Soyuz TM-23, lands 
Mar 1
Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory 
Mar 1
New toll-free 888 area code introduced 
Mar 1
Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England 
Mar 2
Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator 
Mar 2
Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose 
Mar 3
26th Easter Seal Telethon 
Mar 3
Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final 
Mar 5
Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame 
Mar 6
10th American Comedy Award 
Mar 6
Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya 
Mar 7
1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope) 
Mar 7
British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order 
Mar 7
Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists 
Mar 7
The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed. 
Mar 9
Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India 
Mar 9
Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in WC QF 
Mar 9
STS 75 (Columbia 19), lands 
Mar 10
22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV) 
Mar 10
NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel 
Mar 11
Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup 
Mar 11
Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup 
Mar 11
The EU Database Directive is passed. 
Mar 11
John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007. 
Mar 12
Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy 
Mar 13
Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play 
Mar 13
Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by spree killer Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. 
Mar 14
Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi 
Mar 14
Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter) 
Mar 16
Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title 
Mar 17
"Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances 
Mar 17
"Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 perfs 
Mar 17
Aravinda De Silva gets 107* & 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory 
Mar 17
Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship 
Mar 17
Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena 
Mar 17
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup 
Mar 18
50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96 
Mar 18
A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162. 
Mar 20
"Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC 
Mar 20
Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents 
Mar 20
UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease) 
Mar 21
"Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 perfs 
Mar 22
Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl 
Mar 22
STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit 
Mar 23
Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President. 
Mar 24
16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins 
Mar 24
Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual 
Mar 24
Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament 
Mar 24
MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way 
Mar 25
68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart", Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win 
Mar 25
Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth 
Mar 25
Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes 
Mar 25
Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS) 
Mar 25
Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS) 
Mar 25
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA) 
Mar 25
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA) 
Mar 25
US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill 
Mar 25
The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE). 
Mar 26
Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic) 
Mar 26
The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia. 
Mar 27
"State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances 
Mar 28
"Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
Mar 28
Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America 
Mar 29
10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men 
Mar 29
Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens 
Mar 29
NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game 
Mar 30
Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain 
Mar 30
NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game 
Mar 30
Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle 
Mar 31
"Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 perfs 
Mar 31
"Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 66 perfs 
Mar 31
15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tenn beats Georgia 83-65 
Mar 31
1st Opening Day in history in March takes place in Seattle 
Mar 31
25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
Mar 31
Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy 
Mar 31
Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast 
Mar 31
Space Shuttle STS 76 (Atlantis 16), lands 
Mar 31
Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title 
Apr 1
58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67 
Apr 1
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn) 
Apr 1
The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created. 
Apr 2
Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game 
Apr 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 
Apr 3
South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield 
Apr 3
St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1 
Apr 4
"Inherit the Wind" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 45 performances 
Apr 4
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Austin TX on KJFK 98.9 FM 
Apr 5
John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days 
Apr 5
Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King 
Apr 6
Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game 
Apr 7
8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus 
Apr 7
Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pak, Singapore 
Apr 7
Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic 
Apr 7
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore 
Apr 8
Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title 
Apr 10
Fastest wind speed ever recorded (not a tornado) 408 km/h (220 kn; 253 mph; 113 m/s) during tropical cyclone Olivia on Barrow Island, Australia 
Apr 11
"King & I" premieres at Neil Simon Theater in NYC for 781 perform 
Apr 11
Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season 
Apr 13
En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61 
Apr 13
Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff 
Apr 14
"Apple Doesn't Fall" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 1 performance 
Apr 14
60th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276 
Apr 14
Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games 
Apr 15
"Apple Doesn't Fall" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 1 performance 
Apr 15
100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:15.9 
Apr 15
25th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:27:12.6 
Apr 18
"Funny Thing Happened" opens at St James Theater NYC for 715 perfs 
Apr 18
In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana. 
Apr 19
Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles 
Apr 19
South Africa defeat Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah 
Apr 20
Chicago Bulls win record 72 games in a season 
Apr 21
"Delicate Balance" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC 
Apr 21
57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin 
Apr 21
Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship 
Apr 21
Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8) 
Apr 21
Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup 
Apr 21
Wayne James scores 99 & 99 & ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final 
Apr 23
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM 
Apr 23
Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million 
Apr 24
"Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 perf 
Apr 24
31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain 
Apr 24
Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11 
Apr 24
The UNand Iraq end a third round of negotiations over Iraq's possible sale of $1 billion of oil for 90 days for a 180-day trial period 
Apr 25
"Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC 
Apr 26
Shaun Pollock takes 4 wkts in 4 balls for Warwickshire in B&H 
Apr 26
Sotherby ends 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million 
Apr 27
Brunswick World Tournament of Champions won by Dave D'Entremont 
Apr 28
"Big" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances 
Apr 28
Martin Bryant shoots & kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania 
Apr 28
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
Apr 29
"Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC 
Apr 29
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM 
Apr 30
"Buried Child" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances 
Apr 30
Dutch/Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral 
Apr 30
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids MI on WKLQ 94.5 FM 
Apr 30
US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years 
May 1
"Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances 
May 1
Gerald Williams is 1st NY Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game 
May 3
Martin Moxon & Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v 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 perfs 
May 5
Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship 
May 5
Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe 
May 6
Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war 
May 6
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM 
May 6
The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared. 
May 7
Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown 
May 8
NY 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
"Twister" premieres 
May 10
2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games 
May 10
Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI). 
May 11
Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0 
May 11
Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die 
May 12
"Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances 
May 12
"Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 perfs 
May 12
42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies 
May 12
Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8 
May 13
OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict 
May 13
Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people. 
May 14
NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0 
May 16
Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRS in 1 inning 
May 17
Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe 
May 17
Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v 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 20
UN and Iraq agree to Resolution 986, which provides Iraq with the opportunity to sell $1 billion of oil for 90 days for a 180-day trial period; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes 
May 21
Blackout in many areas of Queens NY 
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 21
The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed. 
May 22
"Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 perfs 
May 22
Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time 
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
"Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 perfs 
May 26
Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game 
May 26
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 26
Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h) 
May 28
U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud. 
May 29
Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands 
May 30
69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture 
May 30
John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight" 
May 30
Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension 
May 31
Mark Van Thillo & Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures 
Jun 1
Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square 
Jun 1
Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana 
Jun 2
50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win 
Jun 2
51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam 
Jun 2
9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon 
Jun 5
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM 
Jun 7
Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children" 
Jun 8
128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96 
Jun 8
66th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8) 
Jun 8
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Jun 8
Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire 
Jun 8
Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex 
Jun 8
PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper 
Jun 8
Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jun 8
Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England 
Jun 9
66th French Mens Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats M Stich (76, 75, 76) 
Jun 9
Michelle McGann wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic 
Jun 9
Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311 
Jun 10
30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson 
Jun 10
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM 
Jun 10
Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip 
Jun 10
Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games 
Jun 10
Colo Avalanche sweeps Fla Panthers by winning 1-0 in 6 periods 
Jun 11
Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president 
Jun 11
Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East 
Jun 12
3 Phila Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet 
Jun 12
Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians 
Jun 13
Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days 
Jun 13
The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents. 
Jun 14
"Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released 
Jun 14
Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians 
Jun 15
IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200 
Jun 16
1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade) 
Jun 16
50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2 
Jun 16
96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC 
Jun 16
Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic 
Jun 17
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM 
Jun 18
Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts. 
Jun 20
Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space 
Jun 20
The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry 
Jun 22
29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6 
Jun 22
Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 22
Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut 
Jun 23
"Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 perfs 
Jun 23
Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament 
Jun 23
Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan 
Jun 23
Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa 
Jun 25
The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen. 
Jun 26
Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin 
Jun 28
"Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA 
Jun 28
The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law. 
Jun 29
Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss 
Jun 29
Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900 
Jun 30
"Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 perfs 
Jun 30
"Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 perfs 
Jun 30
"State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances 
Jun 30
Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA 
Jun 30
Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic 
Jul 1
Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind 
Jul 1
NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes 
Jul 1
Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera 
Jul 1
WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC 
Jul 3
British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years 
Jul 4
Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins 
Jul 5
A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels 
Jul 5
NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves 
Jul 6
103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5) 
Jul 6
Yankee John Weteland sets record of 20th cons saves en route to 24 
Jul 7
110th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63) 
Jul 7
17th US Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton 
Jul 7
Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic 
Jul 7
Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands 
Jul 7
Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa 
Jul 9
67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila 
Jul 9
All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers) 
Jul 9
US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage 
Jul 12
Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins 
Jul 12
Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million 
Jul 12
Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur 
Jul 13
Cigar wins record 16th straight win, (ties Citation in 1940) 
Jul 14
"How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 perf 
Jul 14
"Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances 
Jul 14
14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: raymond floyd 
Jul 14
Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic 
Jul 14
NY Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves 
Jul 14
NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time 
Jul 15
After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd 
Jul 15
MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV 
Jul 15
Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake 
Jul 15
A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport. 
Jul 17
230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC 
Jul 17
Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves 
Jul 17
TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board. 
Jul 18
Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec's costliest natural disasters ever. 
Jul 18
The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986 
Jul 19
Ireland beats Netherlands in 1st European Championship Final 
Jul 19
Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire 
Jul 19
XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia 
Jul 20
In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35 
Jul 21
125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham 
Jul 21
Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic 
Jul 21
Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers 
Jul 25
Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States 
Jul 27
Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured 
Jul 27
David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs 
Jul 28
NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR 
Jul 28
Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic 
Jul 28
Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington. 
Jul 29
The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court. 
Jul 30
Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager 
Aug 1
M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched 
Aug 3
US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service. 
Aug 4
24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies 
Aug 4
26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia 
Aug 4
J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame 
Aug 5
Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico 
Aug 6
Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people 
Aug 6
NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001) 
Aug 6
George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire" 
Aug 6
US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya 
Aug 10
Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate 
Aug 10
Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16 
Aug 10
Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex 
Aug 10
Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24 
Aug 11
"Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performs 
Aug 11
78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY 
Aug 11
Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship 
Aug 12
"Breakfast on Fox" premieres 
Aug 13
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0 
Aug 17
Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit 
Aug 18
Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open 
Aug 18
Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC 
Aug 19
The major South African political parties begin their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 
Aug 20
India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's 
Aug 21
"Hughie" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC 
Aug 21
Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA 
Aug 21
Netscape Browser 3.0 is released 
Aug 21
In Venezuela, a subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), Corpoven, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based ARCO 
Aug 22
ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 
Aug 23
Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.' 
Aug 25
96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods 
Aug 25
Laura Davies wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic 
Aug 26
President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy 
Aug 26
"7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB 
Aug 27
Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning 
Aug 28
Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex 
Aug 29
Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard. 
Sep 1
Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 
Sep 2
Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000 
Sep 2
Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic 
Sep 2
Soyuz TM-24, lands 
Sep 2
A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace. 
Sep 3
Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime) 
Sep 4
13th MTV Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins wins 
Sep 5
"Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC 
Sep 5
MTV Video Music Awards 
Sep 5
Following US cruise missile strikes on Iraq, crude oil prices rise as the market speculates when Iraq will begin exporting oil under UN Resolution 986 
Sep 6
Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR 
Sep 7
Rap artist Tupac Shahur shot multiple times in drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later 
Sep 8
"7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
Sep 8
110th US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4) 
Sep 8
116th US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (61 64 76) 
Sep 8
48th Emmy Awards: ER, Dennis Franz & Kathy Baker win 
Sep 8
Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title 
Sep 8
Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship 
Sep 8
Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo 
Sep 11
Union Pacific Railroad purchases Southern Pacific Railroad. 
Sep 13
Phil Simmons scores 171 & takes 6-14 for Leics v Durham 
Sep 14
As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season 
Sep 14
Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire 
Sep 14
NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher 
Sep 14
Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997 
Sep 15
2nd Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 16½-15½ at Robert Jones Va 
Sep 15
Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final 
Sep 15
Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 15
Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34 
Sep 16
1st one-day international in Canada, India v Pakistan at Toronto 
Sep 16
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Panama City FL on WTBB 97.7 FM 
Sep 16
Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits 
Sep 16
Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space 
Sep 17
Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colo Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field 
Sep 18
Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts 
Sep 19
"Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC 
Sep 22
4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales 
Sep 23
Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM) 
Sep 23
Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM) 
Sep 24
U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations. 
Sep 25
The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland. 
Sep 26
SF Giant Bobby Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases 
Sep 26
Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands 
Sep 27
Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck 
Sep 27
In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah. 
Sep 27
The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil. 
Sep 28
1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka 
Sep 28
Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear 
Sep 28
NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask 
Sep 28
Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700 
Sep 28
Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump 
Sep 28
Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama) 
Sep 29
"Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC 
Sep 29
34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0) 
Sep 29
Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas) 
Sep 29
Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs 
Sep 29
Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34 
Sep 29
Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan) 
Sep 29
Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs 
Sep 29
SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title 
Sep 29
Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic 
Sep 29
US wins Federation Cup over Spain 
Oct 2
30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win 
Oct 3
Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field 
Oct 4
BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted 
Oct 4
BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson 
Oct 4
Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka 
Oct 5
Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
Oct 5
Cleve Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game 
Oct 5
NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game 
Oct 6
Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate 
Oct 6
Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
Oct 6
Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed 
Oct 6
NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals 
Oct 9
Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback 
Oct 10
"Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC 
Oct 10
Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC 
Oct 11
Ford buys rights to named Detroit domed stadium for $40 million 
Oct 13
"Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances 
Oct 13
Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic 
Oct 13
NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374 
Oct 13
Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs 
Oct 14
Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game 
Oct 14
Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010) 
Oct 14
Packer Chris Jacke kicks longest field goal to end overtime (53 yds) 
Oct 16
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. 
Oct 17
"Taking Sides," opens at Atkinson Theater NYC 
Oct 19
Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series 
Oct 20
"Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC 
Oct 20
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf 
Oct 20
Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series 
Oct 20
Wasim Akram & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt 
Oct 20
Wasim Akram scores cricket 257 v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, 12 sixes 
Oct 22
NY 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) 
Oct 23
NY 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 
Oct 24
Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days 
Oct 24
Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses) 
Oct 25
Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant 
Oct 26
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine 
Oct 27
US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament 
Oct 28
Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever 
Oct 30
Exxon confirms that it is in talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products 
Oct 31
Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground. 
Nov 2
"Hughie" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC 
Nov 3
"It's a Slippery Slope" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC 
Nov 3
26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18 
Nov 3
27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54 
Nov 3
Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup 
Nov 3
Toray Japan Queens Cup 
Nov 5
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of 
Nov 6
LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 7
"3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 
Nov 7
NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times 
Nov 7
Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra 
Nov 11
Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award 
Nov 12
Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award 
Nov 13
"Three Sisters" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 
Nov 13
Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime) 
Nov 13
Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP 
Nov 14
"Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC 
Nov 14
Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP 
Nov 15
"Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs 
Nov 16
"Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 perfs 
Nov 16
18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for "Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer" 
Nov 17
"Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
Nov 17
Sam's Town Bowling Invitational 
Nov 17
Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia 
Nov 18
Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder 
Nov 19
"God Said, Ha!," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances 
Nov 19
"Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC 
Nov 19
Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox 
Nov 19
Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space 
Nov 19
The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial. 
Nov 19
Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire. 
Nov 19
The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world 
Nov 21
"Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC 
Nov 21
A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33. 
Nov 22
OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true" 
Nov 23
Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World 
Nov 23
The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization. 
Nov 24
"Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC 
Nov 24
84th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton 
Nov 24
Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship 
Nov 24
Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup 
Nov 24
Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore 
Nov 24
Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship 
Nov 25
After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends 
Nov 26
Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4 
Nov 26
Colbert, Floyd & Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge 
Nov 26
Couples, Davies, Sheehan & Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf 
Nov 26
Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge 
Dec 1
85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2) 
Dec 1
Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India 
Dec 4
7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win 
Dec 4
NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral 
Dec 4
Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57 
Dec 5
"Dreams & Nightmares," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
Dec 5
Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement 
Dec 5
Portland's Jermaine O'Neal, 18, becomes youngest NBA player 
Dec 6
Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match 
Dec 7
Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands 
Dec 8
"God Said, Ha!" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 22 performances 
Dec 8
Donna Andrews & Mike Hulbert win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
Dec 10
Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down. 
Dec 12
Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain) 
Dec 12
Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou 
Dec 13
Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays 
Dec 13
Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations. 
Dec 14
12th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
Dec 14
62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB) 
Dec 15
Dottie Pepper & Juli Inkster win LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches 
Dec 15
Jim Colbert & Bob Murphy wins Diner's Club Senior PGA Golf Matches 
Dec 15
Tom Lehman & Duffy Waldoff wins Diner's Club PGA Golf Matches 
Dec 18
Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England 
Dec 18
US TV industry execs agree to adopt a ratings system 
Dec 18
The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect. 
Dec 18
During a press conference, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki states that Iran supports the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, but reserves the option of closing off the shipping route if it is threatened 
Dec 19
"Once Upon a Matress" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 187 performances 
Dec 20
The horror classic "Scream", starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released 
Dec 21
Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning 
Dec 22
Steelers' Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD 
Dec 22
Wendy's Three Tour Golf Challenge 
Dec 22
Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with Eng need 1 to win 
Dec 23
4 women ordained priests in Jamaica, 1st in 330-year Anglican history 
Dec 26
Start of the largest strike in South Korean history. 
Dec 26
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force. 
Dec 26
Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado. 
Dec 27
Carquest Bowl 7: Miami beats Virginia, 31-21 
Dec 27
Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram air base which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul. 
Dec 28
India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning 
Dec 29
"Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
Dec 29
"Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 
Dec 29
"Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC 
Dec 30
Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel. 
Dec 30
UN announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986 
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