What Happened on December 12, 1996

Historical Events

  • Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucas Hedges, American actor (Boy Erased), born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner, dies at 70
  • Jack Perry, English businessman and the 1st Western business person to visit Communist China, dies at 81
  • Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91
  • Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), dies of leukemia at 81
  • Vance Packard, American journalist and writer (The Hidden Persuaders), dies at 82
1996 Highlights

About December 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: A Different Beat - Boyzone