On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93
  • Masao Maruyama, Japanese social scientist, dies at 82
1996 Highlights

About August 15, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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