On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1996

Historical Events

  • "In My Bed" single released by Dru Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Hill, Russian-English teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96
  • Francesco Siciliani, Italian opera administrator, dies at 85
  • Irving Caesar, American songwriter (Sometimes I'm Happy), dies at 101
  • Lawrie Miller, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests), dies at 73
  • Ruby Murray, Irish singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), dies of liver cancer at 61
  • Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), dies at 76
  • Wayne Barlow, American composer, dies at 84
1996 Highlights

About December 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius