On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, priest, dies at 42
  • David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara, dies at 49
  • David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
  • Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), dies at 89
  • Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67