On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1996

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa

Famous Deaths

  • Edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60
  • Jeremy Boorda, U.S. Navy admiral (25th Chief of Naval Operations), commits suicide at 56
  • Pierre Debizet, resistance fighter/special agent, dies at 72
1996 Highlights

About May 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus