On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1996

Historical Events

Film Release

Horror film classic "Scream", starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released

Famous Birthdays

  • Hannah Green, Australian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2019), born in Perth, Western Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Amata Kabua, President of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies
  • Carl Sagan, American scientist, astronomer, author, (Contact), dies at 62
  • Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is missing, dies at 76
1996 Highlights

About December 20, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius