On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1996

Historical Events

Historic Event

Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.

  • United Nations announces that a total of 21 contracts have been approved for the limited Iraqi oil sales under Resolution 986

Famous Weddings

  • "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China

Famous Deaths

  • (Marvin John) "Jack" Nance, American stage & screen actor (Eraserhead; Twin Peaks), dies at 53
  • Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front; Holiday; Dr. Kildare (films); Johnny Belinda), dies at 88
  • Robert Grant Ferris, British politician, dies at 89
1996 Highlights

About December 30, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn