What Happened on October 16, 1996

Historical Events

  • Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Griffin, British Royal Navy admiral (Controller of the Navy, 1971–75; chairman of British Shipbuilders 1977–80). dies at 75
  • Eric Malpass, English writer (Pentecost family books), dies at 85
  • Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst and artist, dies at 82
  • James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of a heart attack at 58
1996 Highlights

About October 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Words - Boyzone