On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Eappen, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
  • Harry Campion, statistician, dies at 91
  • Jack McCarthy, kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81
  • Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus; Windows), dies at 67
  • John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), dies from cancer at 90
  • Joseph Mitchell, American writer (Joe Gould's Secret), dies at 87
1996 Highlights

About May 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini