On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1996

Famous Deaths

  • (Charles) Donald Adams, British bass-baritone opera singer (D'Oyly Carte Opera Company,; Gilbert and Sullivan For All), dies of a brain tumor at 67
  • Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80
  • Ben Johnson, American actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • Fried Walter [Schmidt], German light music and operetta composer, dies at 86
1996 Highlights

About April 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries