On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1996

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

The star-studded United States men's basketball team, Dream Team III, beat Yugoslavia 95-69 to win the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics

Famous Deaths

  • Humphrey Fisher, English born TV Producer, dies at 72
  • Michel Debre, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1959-62), dies at 84
1996 Highlights

About August 2, 1996

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo