On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1996

Historical Events

  • Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61
  • Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help!, No Wreath for the General, Hammerhead), dies of a brain tumor at 77
  • Rob Hall, New Zealand high altitude climber, dies of exposure on Mount Everest at 35
  • Scott Fischer, American high altitude climber, dies of exposure on Mount Everest at 40
1996 Highlights

About May 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini