On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1996

Historical Events

  • 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 bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
  • Marcel-Paul Sch├╝tzenberger, French mathematician, dies at 75
  • Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
1996 Highlights

About July 29, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo