Friday 1 March 1996
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ye Shiwen .
In that special week of March people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits.
The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Primary Colors by Anonymous (aka Joe Klein) was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Mark Thomas Comedy Product.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Eye of Typhoon or Formula 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 March 1996 ?
- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Margaret McKay: Politician, dies at 85.
- Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington and Shap England
- Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory.
- New toll-free 888 area code introduced in North America.
- Ranabima Royal College is established in Sri Lanka.
- Australian federal election, 1996 is held. Labor's Paul Keating loses to Liberal leader John Howard
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- La Bouche - Be My Lover
- George Michael - Jesus To A Child
- Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
- Joan Osborne - One Of Us
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
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