On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1996

Historical Events

  • Americans Karch Kiraly & Kent Steffes win inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics; Kiraly first to win gold in both indoor and beach events
  • British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Defending champion Brian Barnes of Scotland wins by 3 strokes from Bob Charles and David Oakley
  • Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.

Sports History

NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), dies of breast cancer at 48
  • Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
  • Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), dies at 87
1996 Highlights

About July 28, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls