August 6, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people
  • NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars after examining meteorite ALH84001, thought to be from Mars

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Deaths in History

  • Buland Al Haidary, poet, dies at 69
  • Hernan Siles Zuazo, President of Bolivia (1956-60, 1982-85), dies at 82
  • Muhammad al-Badr, magnate of Northern Yemen (1962), dies
  • Ossie Raymond Clark, fashion designer, dies at 54
  • Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist, dies at 83