What Happened on October 12, 1996

Historical Events

Farm Aid Concert

Farm Aid IX held in Columbia, South Carolina; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Beach Boys, Son Volt, Robert Earl Keen, Martina McBride, Jewel, and John Conlee [1]

Famous Deaths

  • David Gilroy Bevan, British politician, dies at 86
  • Jack Robertson, cricketer (Midsex & Eng open bat 11 Tests), dies at 79
  • Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79

René LacosteRené Lacoste (1904-1996)

French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), dies of heart failure at 92

  • Trevor Illtyd williams, scientific writer, dies at 75
  • Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
1996 Highlights

About October 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Setting Sun - Chemical Brothers