On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Pierre Levy, French resistance leader during WWII, dies at 85
  • Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), dies at 92
  • Laurens Jan van der Post, South African writer, explorer and conservationist, dies at 90
  • Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher, dies at 86
1996 Highlights

About December 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius