On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Hughie" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
  • Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
  • In Venezuela, a subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), Corpoven, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based ARCO
  • Netscape Browser 3.0 is released

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Joyce Plesters, British conservation scientist, dies at 69
  • Sidney George Gray, company secretary, dies at 82