What Happened on August 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched

Famous Deaths

  • Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
  • Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies
  • Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran, dies at 58
  • Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99