On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1996

Historical Events

Football Awards

Ballon d'Or: Borussia Dortmund's German sweeper Matthias Sammer is named best football player in Europe ahead of PSV/Barcelona striker Ronaldo and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Leadbitter, politician, dies at 77
  • Nguyen Huu Tho, President of Vietnam (1980-81), dies
  • Peter Dormer, arts writer, dies at 47
1996 Highlights

About December 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn