What Happened on August 19, 1996

Historical Events

  • The major South African political parties begin their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

Famous Deaths

  • Jurriaan Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), dies at 70
1996 Highlights

About August 19, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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