What Happened on December 13, 1996

Historical Events

Sports History

Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

Election of Interest

Kofi Annan is elected Secretary-General of the United Nations

Famous Deaths

  • Cao Yu, Chinese dramatist (Peking Man), dies at 86
  • Charles Edwin Molnar, computer pioneer, dies at 61
  • Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), dies at 76
  • Mae Barnes {Stith], American dancer and jazz singer ("The Sunny Side Of The Street"), dies of cancer at 89 (or older, year of birth disputed)

About December 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 9 months and 19 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