On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1996

Historical Events

Olympic Games

5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin of Spain wins the 52.2k road time trial in 1:04:05, 12 seconds ahead of countryman Abraham Olano at the Atlanta Olympics

Olympic Gold

American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1

  • US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service

Famous Deaths

  • Guido Alberti, Italian film actor (Marco the Magnificent), dies at 87
1996 Highlights

About August 3, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 5 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