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In the year 1996

614 Notable deaths

Tupac Shakur

American rapper (1971–1996).

Born June 16th, 1971 in East Harlem.

Died September 13th, 1996 at 25 years old in University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (drive-by shooting).

N. T. Rama Rao

Indian actor and government minister (1923–1996).

Born May 28th, 1923 in Nimmakuru.

Died January 18th, 1996 at 72 years old in Hyderabad (myocardial infarction).

Carl Sagan

American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator (1934-1996).

Born November 9th, 1934 in Brooklyn. [ref]

Died December 20th, 1996 at 62 years old in Seattle (pneumonia). [ref]

Gene Kelly

American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer and choreographer (1912-1996).

Born August 23rd, 1912 in Pittsburgh. [ref]

Died February 2nd, 1996 at 83 years old in Beverly Hills (stroke). [ref]

Jonathan Larson

American composer and playwright (1960-1996).

Born February 4th, 1960 in White Plains.

Died January 25th, 1996 at 35 years old in New York City (aortic dissection).

Spiro Agnew

Vice president of the united states from 1969 to 1973.

Born November 9th, 1918 in Baltimore. [ref]

Died September 17th, 1996 at 77 years old in Berlin (leukemia). [ref]

James Burke

American gangster.

Born July 5th, 1931 in Brooklyn.

Died April 13th, 1996 at 64 years old in Buffalo (lung cancer).

Ella Fitzgerald

American jazz singer (1917–1996).

Born April 25th, 1918 in Newport News. [ref]

Died August 15th, 1996 at 78 years old in Beverly Hills (stroke). [ref]

Rob Hall

New zealand mountaineer (1961-1996).

Born January 14th, 1961 in Christchurch.

Died May 11th, 1996 at 35 years old in Mount Everest (hypothermia).

Timothy Leary

American psychologist (1920–1996).

Born October 22nd, 1920 in Springfield. [ref]

Died May 31st, 1996 at 75 years old in Beverly Hills (prostate cancer). [ref]

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