Historical Events in August 1996

  • Aug 1 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched
  • Aug 3 US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 4 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Aug 4 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 4 J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 5 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
  • Aug 6 NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001)

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Aug 6 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

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Aug 6 US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Aug 6 Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people
  • Aug 10 Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate
  • Aug 10 Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
  • Aug 10 Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
  • Aug 10 Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
  • Aug 11 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Aug 11 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY
  • Aug 11 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Aug 12 "Breakfast on Fox" premieres
  • Aug 13 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Aug 17 Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
  • Aug 18 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • Aug 18 Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
  • Aug 19 The major South African political parties begin their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
  • Aug 20 India defeat Pakistan in Under-15 World Challenge Final at Lord's
  • Aug 21 "Hughie" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
  • Aug 21 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 21 Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
  • Aug 21 In Venezuela, a subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), Corpoven, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based ARCO
  • Aug 22 ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

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Aug 23 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 25 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Aug 26 "7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

Actress Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel

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Aug 27 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Aug 28 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
  • Aug 28 53rd Venice Film Festival: "Neil Jordan" directed by Michael Collins wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.