What Happened on May 11, 1996

Historical Events

  • Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colorado Rockies, 11-0
  • Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), dies at 73
  • Bruce Boyce, Canadian-American baritone singer, and teacher (Royal Academy - London, England), dies at 85
  • Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, dies at 48
  • Malcolm MacEwen, Scottish conservationist & communist activist, dies at 84
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1st President of Nigeria (1963-66), dies at 91
  • Walter Hyatt, American singer-songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), dies in a plane crash in the Florida Everglades at 46

About May 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

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