What Happened on August 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella Cruz, Filipina actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (72) weds Grace Marufu (31) at Kutama College in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist, dies at 80
  • Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, dies at 68