What happened this day in history December 26, 1996

What are the important events that happened on December 26, 1996? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 26, 1996: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 26, 1996 is the 361st day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 13, 1996 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 236,544 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $4,440.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 26, 1996 Historical Events

  • 1996
    Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado.
  • 1996
    Start of the largest strike in South Korean history.

Who died on December 26, 1996?

  • 1996
    Kostas Palios, Greek actor (b. 1926)

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