What Happened on May 5, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances
  • Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe

Famous Birthdays

  • Jai Hindley, Australian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 2022), born in Perth, Australia
Born in 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Ai Qing, Chinese poet, dies at 86
  • Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • Charles H. Zimmerman, American aeronautical engineer (NACA, NASA), dies at 88 [1]
  • David Lasser, American science fiction magazine editor (Wonder Stores, 1930-33), writer (The Conquest of Space), and workers' rights activist, dies at 94
  • Salli Terri [Stella Tirri], Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning pop-classical-folk-exotica singer, arranger, composer (Duets with the Spanish Guitar), musicologist, and educator, dies after a series of strokes at 75

About May 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

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