On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1996

Historical Events

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

  • Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), dies at 84
  • Jane Cowan, cello teacher, 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? 24 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus