On This Day

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 Highlights

About December 26, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn