What Happened on September 12, 1996

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Ford, American actor (Under the Dome; We Bought a Zoo), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 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 Barrer, New Zealand-born chemist (father of zeolite chemistry), dies at 86
  • Richard Maling Barrer, chemist, dies at 86
  • Toma Prošev, Macedonian composer, and pedagogue, dies at 64
1996 Highlights

About September 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • UK #1 Song: Flava - Peter Andre