On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1996

Historical Events

  • Rwandan Genocide: Maurice Baril military advisor to the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations recommends the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Burrow, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2019; National C'ship 2020, MVP; LSU), born in Ames, Iowa
  • Valentina Sampaio, Brazilian pioneering transgender model, born in Aquiraz, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Faron Young, American country singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), commits suicide at 64
  • John Duffey, bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), dies of a heart attack at 62
1996 Highlights

About December 10, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius