On This Day

1996 in History (Part 8)

Events in History


Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 701 - 738 of 738

  • Dec 12 Jack Perry, businessman, dies at 81
  • Dec 12 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91
  • Dec 12 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at 77
  • Dec 12 Vance Packard, American journalist and writer (The Hidden Persuaders), dies at 82
  • Dec 13 Cao Yu, Chinese dramatist (Peking Man), dies at 86
  • Dec 13 Charles Edwin Molnar, computer pioneer, dies at 61
  • Dec 15 Gerald Moverley, first Bishop of the Diocese of Hallam in Yorkshire, dies at 74
  • Dec 15 Guiseppe Dossetti, politician/priest, dies at 83
  • Dec 16 Laurens Jan van der Post, South African writer, explorer and conservationist, dies at 90
  • Dec 16 Jean-Pierre Levy, French resistance leader during WWII, dies at 85
  • Dec 16 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), dies at 92
  • Dec 16 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Elizabeth Hill, Russian-English teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96
  • Dec 17 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), dies at 76
  • Dec 19 Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82
  • Dec 20 Amata Kabua, President of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies
  • Dec 20 Carl Sagan, American scientist, astronomer, author, (Contact), dies at 62
  • Dec 20 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is missing, dies at 76
  • Dec 21 Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90
  • Dec 21 Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts, dies at 96
  • Dec 21 Barry Gray [Bernard Yaroslaw], American radio personality and interviewer (started call-in radio), dies at 80
  • Dec 22 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Edward Leadbitter, politician, dies at 77
  • Dec 24 Nguyen Huu Tho, President of Vietnam (1980-81), dies
  • Dec 24 Peter Dormer, arts writer, dies at 47
  • Dec 25 Rupert John, gov-gen of Grenadines (1970-76), dies
  • Dec 29 Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77
  • Dec 29 Daniel Raphaeautl Mayer, journalist/resistance leader, dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Oswald Szemerényi, Hungarian linguist, dies at 83
  • Dec 29 Peggy (Margaret McCrorie) Herbison, politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 29 Robert Morris, American lawyer, dies at 81
  • Dec 29 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85
  • Dec 29 Daniel Mayer, French journalist and resistance fighter, dies at 87
  • Dec 30 Robert Grant Ferris, British politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 31 61 law enforcement officers, killed by felons in US this year
  • Dec 31 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist, dies at 55
  • Dec 31 Michael Roberts, English historian, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Philip Manson-Bahr, English zoologist and specialist in tropical medicine, dies at 85