What Happened on December 21, 1996

Historical Events

  • Pakistan all out 67 to lose to Tasmania by an inning

Historic Event

Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher David Ho is named Time Magazine's Man of the Year

Famous Birthdays

  • Kaitlyn Dever, American actress (Unbelievable), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Famous Weddings

Lionel Richie

American pop singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York; divorce in 2004


Famous Deaths

  • Barry Gray [Bernard Yaroslaw], American radio personality and interviewer (started call-in radio), dies at 80
  • Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90
  • Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, Portuguese patron of the arts, dies at 96
1996 Highlights

About December 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 8 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