Wednesday March 20, 1996

US date format: 3/20/1996, UK date format: 20/3/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 20, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Zonnique Pullins and Biel . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits. A Family Thing, directed by Richard Pearce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Guilty As Sin by Tami Hoag was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dana Carvey Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire or Tetris Plus.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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  • Love Thy Neighbor, opens at Booth Theater, New York City
  • Erik and Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
  • UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
  • In Los Angeles, California, Lyle and Erik Menendez are found guilty of first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of their parents.
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A Family Thing

A Family Thing

Directed by: Richard Pearce

Starring: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Irma P. Hall

Stealing Beauty

Stealing Beauty

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack

Country: United States of America

Pédale douce

Pédale douce

Directed by: Gabriel Aghion

Starring: Patrick Timsit, Fanny Ardant, Richard Berry, Michèle Laroque

Sgt. Bilko

Sgt. Bilko

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly

The Dress

The Dress

Directed by: Alex van Warmerdam

Starring: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky, Margo Dames

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 20, 1996?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  2. - Lady
  3. - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
  4. - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  5. - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  6. - I Will Survive
  7. - No One Else
  8. - Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check/Everything Remains Raw
  9. - Doin It
  10. - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
Sport Games on March 20, 1996

Sport Games on March 20, 1996


American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Toronto Raptors : 89 - 107
  • Detroit Pistons - Miami Heat : 93 - 102
  • Indiana Pacers - New York Knicks : 99 - 102
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Los Angeles Clippers : 96 - 110
  • Orlando Magic - Boston Celtics : 112 - 90
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Birmingham - West Brom : 1 - 1
  • Port Vale - Norwich : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of March 20, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Bolton - Tottenham : 2 - 3
  • Man United - Arsenal : 1 - 0
  • Southampton - Sheffield Weds : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of March 20, 1996


Football (Netherlands)
  • Groningen - Twente : 2 - 2
  • Roda JC - Utrecht : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of March 20, 1996

TV Series

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The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry



Directed by: Eugene Martin

Nash Bridges

Nash Bridges

Karine et Ari

Karine et Ari



Days to next March 20

If March 20, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 5 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 2 days.

Magazine Covers

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Guilty As Sin by Tami Hoag

Guilty As Sin


A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a horrific act of evil.

Five Days In Paris by Danielle Steel

Five Days In Paris


As president of a major pharmaceutical empire, Peter Haskell has everything. Power, position, a career and a family, which mean everything to him, and for which he has sacrificed a great

Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors


A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

Bad Hare Day by R.L. Stine

Bad Hare Day


Hoping to be a real magician someday, Tim Swanson practices the tricks performed by his idol, Amaz-O, but when Tim attends one of Amaz-O's shows, he is disappointed to learn that his hero is a grump and decides to steal …

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Civilization II

Civilization II

Platform: Mac OS PlayStation Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: MicroProse

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Platform: Nintendo 64 Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo (N64) LucasArts (PC)

Tetris Plus

Tetris Plus

Platform: Arcade Game Boy PlayStation Sega Saturn

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Bulletproof Software Jaleco Nintendo

A-10 Cuba!

A-10 Cuba!

Platform: Windows, Mac

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Activision

Fight for Life

Fight for Life

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: Versus fighting

Publisher: Atari

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