On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1996

Historical Events

  • IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200

Famous Deaths

  • Clare Grundman, American composer, dies at 83
  • Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), dies from a stroke at 78

  • Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
1996 Highlights

About June 15, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini