On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1996

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest points scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Nield, British judge and politician (Conservative Party), dies at 83
  • Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker, dies at 86
  • Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), dies at 84
1996 Highlights

About December 4, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius