On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1996

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

AgreementContract of Interest

Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar Naturalist, dies at 84
  • Gottfried von Einem, composer, dies at 78
  • John Boon, English publisher (MiIls and Boon), dies at 79
  • John Chancellor, news anchor (VOA, NBC), dies at 68
  • John William Chancellor, journalist, dies at 68
  • Jonathan Melvoin, keyboardist (Smashing Pumpkins), dies of heorin OD
  • Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
1996 Highlights

About July 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer