What Happened on August 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

NBA Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon (33) weds Dalia Asafi (18) in Houston, Texas

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon

Famous Deaths

  • Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • Frank A Whittle, inventor of the Jet engine, dies at 89
  • George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
  • Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80
  • Julian Stryjkowski, writer, dies at 91
  • Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90