July 1996 calendar

July 1996

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 1996.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 1996: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1996?


  • 01 Jul 1996 Kevan James scores 103 and takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants vs. Ind
  • 02 Jul 1996 In Los Angeles, Lyle and Erik Menendez are sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • 03 Jul 1996 Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland.
  • 04 Jul 1996 Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
  • 05 Jul 1996 Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, UK.
  • 06 Jul 1996 103rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro
  • 07 Jul 1996 110th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington
  • 08 Jul 1996 A schizophrenic man armed with a machete wounds three children and four adults at a primary school in Wolverhampton, England. Teacher Lisa Potts received the George Medal for protecting her pupils, despite being severely injured.
  • 09 Jul 1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
  • 10 Jul 1996 Harriet the Spy, the first film made by Nickelodeon Movies, is released in cinemas.
  • 11 Jul 1996 Legislation is introduced in Congress to propose the 50 States Coin Program.
  • 12 Jul 1996 Kirby Puckett, retires from Minn Twins
  • 13 Jul 1996 Cigar wins record 16th straight win,
  • 14 Jul 1996 How To Succeed in Business... closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 performances
  • 15 Jul 1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • 16 Jul 1996 An outbreak of E. coli food poisoning in Japan reaches 6,000 fatalities, after a group of school children who have eaten contaminated lunches die.
  • 17 Jul 1996 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of New York City
  • 18 Jul 1996 Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army's base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
  • 19 Jul 1996 Ireland beats Netherlands in 1st European Championship Final
  • 20 Jul 1996 In Spain, an ETA bomb at Reus Airport injures 53
  • 21 Jul 1996 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
  • 24 Jul 1996 The Dehiwala train bombing kills 56 commuters outside Colombo.
  • 25 Jul 1996 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • 27 Jul 1996 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 28 Jul 1996 New York Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
  • 29 Jul 1996 Sarah Balabagan returns to the Philippines.
  • 30 Jul 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
  • 06 Jul 1996 A McDonnell Douglas MD-88 operating as Delta Air Lines Flight 1288 experiences a turbine engine failure during takeoff from Pensacola International Airport, killing two and injuring five of the 147 people on board.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Tha Crossroads
  2. - How Do U Want It
  3. - You're Makin' Me High
  4. - Give Me One Reason
  5. - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Killing Me Softly
  2. - Mysterious Girl
  3. - Wannabe
  4. - Three Lions
  5. - Born Slippy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1996?

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


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Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up


A beautiful collection of poetry and drawings by Shel Silverstein (New York Times bestseller), comes this book.

Lily White by Susan Isaacs

Lily White


Lily White is a Long Island criminal defense attorney. Lee is smart, savvy and down to earth. She can spot a fake the same way her mother can spot Armani.

Lightning by Danielle Steel



Alexandra Parker, a partner in one of New York's most prestigious law offices, barely manages to balance her career, husband, and three-year-old baby she gave birth at forty. But

A Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosley

A Little Yellow Dog


Walter Mosley, the most beloved mystery writer of the nineties and an important presence in American literature, has released the eagerly awaited easy Rawlins novel.