On This Day

Events in History in May 1996

  • May 3 Martin Moxon & Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v Glam
  • May 4 Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917
  • May 6 Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
  • May 6 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Hartford CT on WCCC 106.9 FM
  • May 6 The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
  • May 8 South Africa's Constitutional Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution
  • May 10 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games
  • May 10 Excel Communications, Inc. becomes the youngest company ever to join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), trading under the symbol (ECI)
  • May 11 Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
  • May 13 Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
  • May 19 STS 77 (Endeavour 11), launches into orbit
  • May 20 UN and Iraq agree to Resolution 986, which provides Iraq with the opportunity to sell $1 billion of oil for 90 days for a 180-day trial period; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes
  • May 21 Blackout in many areas of Queens, NY
  • May 21 Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
  • May 21 The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
  • May 23 Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric
  • May 25 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 28 U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 28 Pavlo Lazarenko becomes Prime Minister of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Astronaut
Marc Garneau
  • May 30 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
  • May 31 Mark Van Thillo and Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures