What Happened on August 11, 1996

Historical Events

  • 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

A Thousand Clowns

Revival of Herb Gardner's stage comedy-drama "A Thousand Clowns" starring Judd Hirsch, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 32 performances

Famous Deaths

  • Mel Taylor, American rock drummer (The Ventures, 1962-73 and 1979-96), dies of cancer at 63
  • Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), dies at 82
  • Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79

About August 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 17 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