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
  • Heinrich Schmidt-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl), dies at 94
  • 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 new wave rock singer (The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"; "Christmas Wrapping), dies of lung cancer at 40
  • Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, dies at 61
1996 Highlights

About December 9, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • UK #1 Song: A Different Beat - Boyzone