On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1996

Historical Events

  • NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
  • The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place
  • The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.

Famous Deaths

  • Del Ennis, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 51, 55; NL RBI leader 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76
  • Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
1996 Highlights

About February 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius