On This Day

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, singer, dies at 89
1996 Highlights

About December 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius