What Happened on May 8th, 1996

Day of Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
  • Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • South Africa's Constitutional Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution

Famous Deaths

  • Garth Williams, American illustrator (b. 1912)
  • Jane Cowan, cello teacher, dies at 80
  • Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69
  • Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer, dies at 95