What Happened on July 29, 1996

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda retires, with a record of 1599-1439, 4 National League Pennants, and 2 World Series championships.

  • The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court

Famous Deaths

  • Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian independence activist and politician (first Mayor of Delhi), dies at 88
  • Jason Thirsk, American punk rock bassist (Pennywise), dies of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot at 28
  • Marcel-Paul Sch├╝tzenberger, French mathematician, dies at 75
  • Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)

About July 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 1 day
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