What Happened on July 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "The Daily Show" hosted by Craig Kilborn premieres on Comedy Central in the US
  • 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: American Tom Lehman wins his only major championship by 2 strokes from Mark McCumber and Ernie Els; first American to win at Lytham since Bobby Jones 70 years earlier
  • Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers

Famous Deaths

  • Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85
  • Gerald McArthur, detective, dies at 70
  • Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), dies of emphysema 62
  • James Tye, safety expert, dies at 74
  • John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot, dies at 50
  • Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet, dies at 79
  • Wolf Morris, actor (Padmasambhava-Dr Who), dies at 71