What Happened on June 8, 1996

Historical Events

  • 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
  • Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

French Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Defending champion Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-7, 10-8 for her 5th French singles crown

  • Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
  • Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper

Lady Godiva

Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England

1996 History

Famous Weddings

  • Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft), dies at 70
  • Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • Phyllis Stedman, politician, dies at 79

About June 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • UK #1 Song: Killing Me Softly - Fugees