On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1996

Historical Events

  • Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM
  • The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85
  • Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist, dies at 78
  • Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert, dies at 87
  • Joseph Stone, lawyer, dies at 79
  • Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 91
  • Leon Joseph Suenens, cardinal, dies at 91
  • Michael Gerzon, British mathematician and audio pioneer (Ambisonics), dies at 50
1996 Highlights

About May 6, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus