On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1996

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Cheptegei, Ugandan long-distance runner (5,000m WR 12:35.35; World C'ship gold 10,000m 2019; World Cross Country gold 2019), born in Kapsewui, Uganda

Famous Deaths

  • Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), dies at 89
  • Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, Canon of Windsor and moral theologian, dies at 87
  • James Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), dies at 66
  • Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), dies at 57
  • Oscar Michael Moore, journalist, dies at 36
  • Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born American stalker of Björk, commits suicide aged 21
  • Richard Maling Barrer, chemist, dies at 86
1996 Highlights

About September 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo