On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1996

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Kofi Annan is elected Secretary-General of the United Nations

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan

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, singer, dies at 89
1996 Highlights

About December 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius