On This Day

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-born American singer & teacher, 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 at 46
1996 Highlights

About May 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus