On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 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