What Happened on August 10, 1996

Historical Events

Historic Event

Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate

  • Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
  • New Zealand beats South Africa, 29-18 in Cape Town to win the inaugural Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
  • Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
  • Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24

Famous Deaths

  • Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest, dies at 78
  • Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
1996 Highlights

About August 10, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls