What Happened on December 26, 1996

Historical Events

  • Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenĂ©t Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado
  • Start of the largest strike in South Korean history.
  • The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force
1996 History

About December 26, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls