On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1996

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
1996 Highlights

About December 5, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius