On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Alain Poher, French politician and President of the European Parliament (1966-69), dies at 87
  • Anne Bolt, photo-journalist and trade unionist, dies at 84
  • Ivor Roberts-Jones, British sculptor (known for sculpted heads of Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas), dies at 83
  • Mary Leakey, British archaeologist and anthropologist, discovered earliest human footprints (3.6 million years old), dies at 83
  • Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, dies at 61
1996 Highlights

About December 9, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius