Thursday 12 December 1996
Miss Tracy Austin, tennis player, 36; Mr Lionel Blair, dancer and entertainer, 65; Maj-Gen Sir Rupert Brazier-Creagh, former Director of Staff Duties, War Office, 87; Mr Will Carling, England rugby player, 31; Miss Denise Coffey, actress, director and writer, 60; Mr Jasper Conran, fashion designer, 37; Mr Kenneth Cranham, actor, 52; The Hon Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, 66; Mr William Ebbert, chairman and managing director, Vauxhall Motors, 54; Miss Connie Francis, singer, 58; Mr Roy Grantham, former national secretary, Apex, 70; Air Commodore Dame Felicity Hill, former Director, WRAAF, 81; Dr Philip Ledger, Principal, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 59; Mr Christopher Mullin MP, 49; Mr Frank Sinatra, singer and actor, 81; Mr Clive Thornton, chairman, Gabriel Communications, 67; The Right Rev John Wakeling, former Bishop of Southwell, 78; Miss Dionne Warwick, singer, 55.
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Narendra Modi: Indian Prime Minister wears suit with pinstripes that spell his name to meet Barack Obama
Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary: Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Greece elections: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras takes aim at 'neo-liberal' Europe as country gears up for prolonged austerity battle
Pornhub star Mia Khalifa receives death threats after being ranked the site's top adult actress
Prince Philip set to be knighted by Australia: Celebrate by reading his greatest gaffes
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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