On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1996

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
1996 Highlights

About August 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 25 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