What Happened on May 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0
  • Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (b. 1922)
  • Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85
  • Joan Thirkettle, journalist, dies at 48
  • Malcolm MacEwen, writer, dies at 84
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria (1963-66), dies
  • Walter Hyatt, #Musician, dies at 46