On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday

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