On This Day

December 17, 1996 in Music History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Music

  • "In My Bed" single released by Dru Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)

Deaths in Music

  • Francesco Siciliani, Italian opera administrator, dies at 85
  • Irving Caesar, American songwriter (Sometimes I'm Happy), dies at 101
  • Ruby Murray, Irish singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), dies of liver cancer at 61
  • Wayne Barlow, American composer, dies at 84
1996 in Music