May 1996 in History

Events in History

  • May 3 Martin Moxon & Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v Glam
  • May 4 Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917
  • May 6 Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
  • May 6 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM
  • May 6 The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
  • May 8 South Africa's Constitutional Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
  • May 10 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games
  • May 10 Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI).
  • May 11 Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
  • May 13 Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
  • May 19 STS 77 (Endeavour 11), launches into orbit
  • May 20 UN and Iraq agree to Resolution 986, which provides Iraq with the opportunity to sell $1 billion of oil for 90 days for a 180-day trial period; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes
  • May 21 Blackout in many areas of Queens, NY
  • May 21 Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
  • May 21 The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
  • May 22 Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time
  • May 23 Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric
  • May 25 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 28 U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 28 Pavlo Lazarenko becomes Prime Minister of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • May 29 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands
  • May 30 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
  • May 31 Mark Van Thillo & Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures

Birthdays in History

  • May 24 Matthew Eappen, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Weddings in History

  • May 11 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
  • May 15 Auto racing champ-turned-TV commentator Danny Sullivan (46) weds former Manhattan financial planner Brenda Bosveld (33) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Deaths in History

  • May 1 Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
  • May 2 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, civil servant, dies at 97
  • May 2 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), dies at 73
  • May 2 Peter John Swales, football club chairman, dies at 63
  • May 4 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87
  • May 4 Stanley William Reed, cineaste, dies at 85
  • May 5 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, dies at 86
  • May 6 Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85
  • May 6 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist, dies at 78
  • May 6 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert, dies at 87
  • May 6 Joseph Stone, lawyer, dies at 79
  • May 6 Leon Joseph Suenens, cardinal, dies at 91
  • May 6 Michael Gerzon, mathematician, dies at 50
  • May 7 Albert Meltzer, anarchist, dies at 76
  • May 7 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP, dies at 87
  • May 7 Howard Frank Trayton Smith, diplomat/head of MI5, dies at 76
  • May 8 Jane Cowan, cello teacher, dies at 80
  • May 8 Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69
  • May 8 Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer, dies at 95
  • May 8 Garth Williams, American illustrator (b. 1912)
  • May 11 Joan Thirkettle, journalist, dies at 48
  • May 11 Malcolm MacEwen, writer, dies at 84
  • May 11 Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria (1963-66), dies
  • May 12 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist, dies at 84
  • May 12 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35
  • May 13 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher, dies at 57
  • May 14 Edward John Gurney, American politician, US senator (1969-74), dies at 82
  • May 14 Qazaleh Alizadeh, writer, dies at 48
  • May 14 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, dies at 98
  • May 15 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (b. 1910)
  • May 15 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, dies at 71
  • May 16 Edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60
  • May 16 Mike Jeremy Boorda, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) commits suicide at 57
  • May 16 Pierre Debizet, resistance fighter/special agent, dies at 72
  • May 18 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor, dies at 76
  • May 20 George Malcolm Thomson, journalist, dies at 96
  • May 20 Janaki Ramachandran, PM of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies
  • May 20 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist, dies at 70
  • May 20 Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer, dies at 101
  • May 21 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67
  • May 21 Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83
  • May 21 Laurence Dowdall, lawyer, dies at 91
  • May 21 Mary Perot Nichols, journalist, dies at 79
  • May 22 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic, dies at 66
  • May 22 Rex Collings, writer/publisher, dies at 70
  • May 23 Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61
  • May 23 Rob Hall, New Zealand high altitude climber (b. 1941)
  • May 23 Scott Fischer, American high altitude climber (b. 1955)
  • May 24 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
  • May 24 Harry Campion, statistician, dies at 91
  • May 24 Jack McCarthy, kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81
  • May 24 Joseph Mitchell, writer, dies at 87
  • May 25 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of ITA, dies at 83
  • May 25 Buck, dog (Married with Children), dies at 13
  • May 25 David W Howe, test pilot, dies at 77
  • May 25 Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist, dies at 86
  • May 25 John Morrison, politician/landowner, dies at 89
  • May 25 Laurence Marks, journalist, dies at 67
  • May 25 Renzo de Felice, historian, dies at 67
  • May 26 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician, dies at 76
  • May 27 Ivan Sutton, concert Promotoer, dies at 82
  • May 27 Jack Massey, groundsman, dies at 85
  • May 28 John "Jack" Layden, local politician, dies at 70
  • May 28 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian, dies at 66
  • May 30 John Cameron, Scottish judge, dies at 96
  • May 30 Leon-Etienne Duval, archbishop/cardinal, dies at 92
  • May 31 Neela Sanjiva Reddy, president of India (1977-82), dies
  • May 31 Paul Peter Piech, artist, dies at 76
  • May 31 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer, dies at 68
  • May 31 Timothy Francis Leary, Harvard prof/LSD guru, dues of cancer at 75