What Happened on July 15, 1996

Historical Events

  • A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport
  • After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
  • Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, sign divorce papers

Famous Deaths

  • Dana Hill, American actress (Vacation), dies at 32
1996 Highlights

About July 15, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Do U Want It/California Love - 2Pac Featuring K-Ci And JoJo
  • UK #1 Song: Forever Love - Gary Barlow