What Happened on July 7, 1996

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa

  • Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), lands

US 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

  • 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? 26 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Do U Want It/California Love - 2Pac Featuring K-Ci And JoJo
  • UK #1 Song: Killing Me Softly - Fugees