On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1996

Historical Events

OlympicsOlympic 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

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon

Famous Deaths

  • Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
  • Michel Debre, Prime Minister of France in (1959-62), dies
  • U Hia Than, politician, dies at 52
1996 Highlights

About August 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo