On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1996

Famous Birthdays

  • A'ja Wilson, American basketball player (Las Vegas Aces), born in Hopkins, South Carolina

Famous Weddings

Hakeem Olajuwon

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

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? 25 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo