On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1996

Historical Events

  • Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella Cruz, Filipina actress (Aryana), born in Angat, Philippines

Famous Weddings

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (72) weds Grace Marufu (31) at Kutama College in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Digby Baltzell, American Ivy League sociologist, dies at 80
  • Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, dies at 68
1996 Highlights

About August 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo