What Happened on December 15, 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Gerald Moverley, first Bishop of the Diocese of Hallam in Yorkshire, dies at 74
  • Guiseppe Dossetti, Italian politician (drafted Italian constitution) and priest, dies at 83
  • Harry Kemelman, American detective author (rabbi-omnibus), dies at 88
  • Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia), dies at 50
1996 Highlights

About December 15, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 16 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: Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Throw These Guns Away - Dunblane