On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1996

Famous Birthdays

  • Caeleb Dressel, American swimmer (7 x Olympic gold 2016, 20; 13 x World C'ship gold; WR 100m butterfly 49.45 2020), born in Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Will Zalatoris, American golfer (US Masters 2021 runner-up), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Cullen, Scottish actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
  • Robert Lynn, Scottish anarchist, dies at 72
1996 Highlights

About August 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo