On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1996

Historical Events

  • In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Simmons, Australian basketball point guard (2016 NBA Draft: #1 pick Philadelphia 76ers), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Famous Weddings

  • Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters (48) weds investment adviser Michael Wittenberg (34) at Mary Tyler Moore's home in Millbrook, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier, dies at 70
  • Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist, dies at 77
1996 Highlights

About July 20, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 12 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