On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Dreams & Nightmares" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Players union approves new collective bargaining agreement
  • Portland's Jermaine O'Neal at 18 becomes the youngest NBA player

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, dies at 60
  • Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91