What Happened on July 7, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Open Senior Golf, Canterbury GC: Dave Stockton wins by 2 strokes from Hale Irwin

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