On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1996

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

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, businessman, dies at 81
  • Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91
  • Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), dies of leukemia at 81
  • Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at 77
  • 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? 24 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius