What Happened on August 13, 1996

Historical Events

  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0

Famous Deaths

  • António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 86
  • Christopher John Gray, English Anglican priest, murdered in front of his own vicarage in Liverpool at 32 [1] [2]
  • David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara, dies at 49
  • David Tudor, American pianist and composer, dies at 70
  • Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), dies at 89
  • Tom Mees, American ESPN sports anchor (NHL), drowns at 46
  • W. Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright (Jock), dies at 67
1996 Highlights

About August 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 14 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