On This Day

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, sailor, dies at 75
  • Eric Malpass, English writer, 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 heart attack at 58
1996 Highlights

About October 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra