On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1996

Historical Events

Golf Major

Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Edmonton CC: Laura Davies wins by 2 from Karrie Webb and Nancy Lopez

Hall of Fame

Jim Bunning, Earl Weaver, Bill Foster and Ned Hanlon inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

  • XXVI Summer Olympic Games close in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist, dies at 59
1996 Highlights

About August 4, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 11 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