On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1996

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands

Sport awardUS Senior Golf Open

US Open Senior Golf, Canterbury GC: Dave Stockton wins by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin for his 3rd Champions Tour major title

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Richard Krajicek becomes first Dutchman to win a Grand Slam singles title beating American MaliVai Washington 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Famous Deaths

  • Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, dies at 91
1996 Highlights

About July 7, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer