On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Vallhalla GC: Mark Brooks wins his first major title with birdie on first playoff hole against fellow American Kenny Perry

Famous Deaths

  • Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
  • Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), dies at 82
  • Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79