Olympic Games - Atlanta, Georgia, a suspected terrorist bomb exploded in Centennial Park killing one person. The media and investigators falsely investigate security guard Richard Jewell, who late cleared himself as a suspect.
Saudi Arabia - a terrorist truck bomb exploded outside an American Military barracks killing 19 people.
Cloning - Dolly the sheep became the first successful mammal cloned.
July 18, 1996 - Flight 800 from New York to Paris, France crashed, killing all 230 passengers and crew on-board.
Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Roger Lapebie (Fra), 1911-1996, Tour de France champion in 1937.
* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Jose Manuel Fuente (Spa), 1945-1976, two time Vuelta Champion in 1972 and 1973.
George Burns, 1896-1996, was the legendary vaudeville comedian and Hollywood actor. He and wife Grace teamed in the popular "Burns and Allen" radio and TV show.