What Happened on July 19, 1996

Historical Events

  • Jason Gallian scores 312 in 683 mins for Lancashire v Derbyshire
  • XXVI Summer Olympic Games open in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • (Emmanual Tettey) "E.T." Mensah, Ghanaian saxophonist, known as the "King of Highlife" music (Accra Rhythmic Orchestra; The Tempos), dies at 77
  • David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969), dies at 73
  • Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest who was held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, dies at 61
  • Mervyn Hugh Cowie, wildlife conservationist, dies at 87
  • Owen Tudor Williams, English civil engineer (built UK motorways including Spaghetti junction, dies at 79
  • Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81

About July 19, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 2 months and 2 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