On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1996

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden
  • Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • South Africa's Constitutional Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • 6ix9ine [Daniel Hernandez], American rapper and songwriter ("Trollz"), born in Brooklyn, New York (born May 8, 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), dies at 84
  • Jane Cowan, British cello teacher (International Cello Centre), dies at 80
  • Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69
  • Serge Chermayeff, Russian-British architect and designer, dies at 95
1996 Highlights

About May 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus