What Happened on May 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61
  • Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77
  • Rob Hall, New Zealand high altitude climber (b. 1941)
  • Scott Fischer, American high altitude climber (b. 1955)