October 16, 1996 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • Anthony Griffin, sailor, dies at 75
  • Eric Lawson Malpass, writer, dies at 85
  • Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist, dies at 82