On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sport awardFootball 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

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star

Famous Deaths

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