What Happened on December 30, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • UN announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986

Famous Weddings

  • "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Nance, actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53
  • Lew Ayres, screen actor (Salem's Lot, State Fair), dies at 88
  • Robert Grant-Ferris, politician, dies at 89