On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1996

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

NBA Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon (33) weds Dalia Asafi (18) in Houston, Texas

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon

Famous Deaths

  • Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, dies at 73
  • Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
  • Herbert Huncke, American writer and poet, dies at 80
  • Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, dies at 91
  • Nevill Francis Mott, British physicist (1977 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on amorphous semiconductors), dies at 90
1996 Highlights

About August 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo