On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1996

Famous Deaths

  • James Whitman McLamore, American businessman and 1st CEO of Burger King who created The Whopper, dies at 70
  • Kenneth Fleetwood, English fashion designer (Hardy Amies, dressed Queen Elizabeth II), dies at 65
  • Ruth Holland, British journalist (BMJ), dies in the Watford rail crash at 54
  • Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, dies at 89
1996 Highlights

About August 9, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo