On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1996

Historical Events


Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Farm Aid '96 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

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

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
  • RenĂ© Lacoste, 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? 24 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra