On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1996

Historical Events

  • Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.

Famous Deaths

  • Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, dies at 64
1996 Highlights

About August 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo