On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1996

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNHL Record

St Louis Blues’ right wing Brett Hull scores his 26th NHL career hat trick to reach 500 career goals in a 7-4 win over the LA Kings; with father Bobby Hull, first father/son combo to each record 500 goals

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Steelers' Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD
  • Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with England needing 1 run to win

Famous Deaths

  • Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, dies at 81
1996 Highlights

About December 22, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn