What Happened on November 12, 1996

Historical Events

  • Saudi Arabian Flight 763 and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907 collide in midair over Charkhi Dadri in India, killing 349 people, the third-deadliest aviation disaster in history
  • Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award

Famous Deaths

  • Don Kenyon, English cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 50; Worcestershire CCC), dies at 72
  • Gwen Catley, English soprano, dies at 90
  • John Hardbattle, Botswana bushman activist (First People of the Kalahari), dies of cancer at 51

About November 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: No Diggity - BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
  • UK #1 Song: What Becomes of the Brokenhearted/Saturday Night At The Movies/You'll Never Walk Alone - Robson Green & Jerome Flynn