On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, civil servant, dies at 97
  • Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), dies at 73
  • Peter Swales, British soccer executive (Chairman Manchester City FC 1973-93; vice-president English FA), dies at 63
1996 Highlights

About May 2, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus