On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Caleb Dressel, American swimmer (7 gold medals World Championships 2017; 6 gold 2019), born in Green Cove Springs, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
  • Robert Lynn, anarchist, dies at 72