On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1996

Historical Events

  • Paris-bound flight TWA 800, explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 on board the Boeing 747

Famous Deaths

  • Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • Amancio D'Silva, Goan-Indian jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 60
  • Chris Komar, American dancer, dies of aids at 48
  • Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, dies at 95
  • John William Fozard, aircraft designer, dies at 68
  • Paul Touvier, French-Nazi WW II criminal, dies at 81
  • Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack
  • [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun") and manager of Jimi Hendrix, dies at 57
1996 Highlights

About July 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer