What Happened on July 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham

Famous Deaths

  • Amschel Rothschild, banker, dies at 41
  • Ernest Armstrong, British politician (L) and teacher, dies at 81
  • James Woodie Alexander, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 80
  • Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer, dies at 90