What Happened on May 31, 1996

Historical Events

  • Mark Van Thillo and Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures

Famous Birthdays

  • Normani [Hamilton], American singer (with Sam Smith - "Dancing With A Stranger"; solo -"Motivation"), and dancer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Morris, British playwright and documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), dies at 59
  • Paul Peter Piech, American-British print artist, dies at 76
  • Peter Gordon Dorrell, British archaeologist and photographer, dies at 68
  • Timothy Leary, American psychologist & advocate for psychedelic drug use, dies of cancer at 75
  • Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, dies at 69
1996 Highlights

About May 31, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • UK #1 Song: Three Lions (The Official Song Of The England Football Team) - Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds