What Happened on December 7, 1996

Historical Events

  • 1st Big 12 Championship Game: Texas beats #3 Nebraska, 37-27
  • 5th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #11 Alabama, 45-30
  • Australian rugby union team ends 12-game European tour unbeaten after 39-19 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham; Wallabies fullback Matt Burke scores 2 tries and lands 4 conversions, 2 penalties
  • Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands
1996 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Griffo, American actor (The Thundermans) and musician, born in Orlando, Florida
Born in 1996

Famous Weddings

  • Former Tennessee Republican Senator Howard Baker (71) weds retired Kansas GOP Senator Nancy Kassebaum (64) in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43
  • Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), dies at 72

About December 7, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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