On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1996

Historical Events

  • 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins

Famous Deaths

  • Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), dies at 72
  • Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr, dies at 58
1996 Highlights

About July 4, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer