What Happened on August 28, 1996

Historical Events

Venice Film Festival

53rd Venice Film Festival: "Michael Collins" directed by Neil Jordan wins Golden Lion

  • Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex

Famous Deaths

  • Al Zarilla, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1948; St. Louis Browns), dies of cancer at 77
  • Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
  • Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer, dies at 89
1996 Highlights

About August 28, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls