What Happened on September 3, 1996

Historical Events

  • Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)

Famous Deaths

  • John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
  • Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, dies at 77
  • Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75
1996 Highlights

About September 3, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls