On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1996

Historical Events

  • Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, Zanzibar-born revolutionary, politician and pan-Africanist, dies at 72
  • Bruce Howard Lidington, English actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), dies at 46
  • Frank Marcus, German playwright and critic, dies at 68
1996 Highlights

About August 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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