On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1996

Historical Events

Music Single

British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK

Famous Deaths

  • Amschel Rothschild, British banker (executive chairman of Rothschild Asset Management of the Rothschild banking family of England), dies at 41
  • Ernest Armstrong, British politician (L) and teacher, dies at 81
  • James Woodie Alexander, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 80
  • Thomas Mitchell, architect and engineer, dies at 90
1996 Highlights

About July 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer