Wednesday March 20, 1996: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

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

March 20th, 1996 was the 80th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Pisces. The day of the week was Wednesday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Domenico Geminiani and Zonnique Pullins.

The number one song in US was Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. Children by Robert Miles was #1 song in the UK.

Stealing Beauty, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1996 while It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching The Dana Carvey Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Defender 2000 or The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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March 20, 1996 Events

What happened on March 20, 1996?

Historical Events

  • 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
  • In Los Angeles, California, Lyle and Erik Menendez are found guilty of first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of their parents.
  • The Federal Reserve begins issuing new Series 1996 $100 Notes, featuring many significant changes over the previous design: offset and larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin, universal Federal Reserve seal, watermark of Franklin, fluorescent colored thread indicating the denomination, microprinting in different areas, fine-line printing behind portrait and back vignette, and color-shiting ink (green to black) in the "100" on the bottom-right of the face.

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See also

What happened on March 20 in history? Find out the list of March 20th major events

What was 1996 famous for? Discover everything about 1996


March 20, 1996 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on March 20, 1996?

Other March 20th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If March 20, 1996 is your birthday you are 27 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on March 20.

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March 20, 1996 Famous Deaths

Who died on March 20, 1996?

Other March 20th famous deaths

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March 20, 1996 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Pisces personality

Who should a Pisces marry?

Babies born in March are either Pisces or Aries. People born before March 20th are Pisces, while people born from March 21st have the sign of Aries

Personality of March born

Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Fire

Rat personality

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March 20, 1996 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was March 20, 1996?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

March 20th marks the 79th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1996.

There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


March 20, 1996 Holidays and Observances

What is special on March 20, 1996?


  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
  • International Astrology Day
  • New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
  • The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
  • The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.


  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day


  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Saint Wulfram (d.704)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on March 20, 1996? Which were the top hits on March 20, 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Because You Loved Meyoutube
  2. - Nobody Knows
  3. - Sittin' Up In My Room
  4. - Not Gon' Cry
  5. - One Sweet Day

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Children
  2. - How Deep Is Your Love
  3. - Don't Look Back In Anger
  4. - Give Me A Little More Time
  5. - Coming Home Now

Top #5 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")

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Amor
  2. - Un Millon De Rosas
  3. - Experiencia Religiosa
  4. - Animal
  5. - Es Por Ti

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Stealing Beauty

Stealing Beauty

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

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

Country: United States of America

A Family Thing

A Family Thing

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Richard Pearce

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

Pédale douce

Pédale douce

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Gabriel Aghion

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

Sgt. Bilko

Sgt. Bilko

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Release year: 1996

Directed by: John Fortenberry



Release year: 1996

Directed by: Eugene Martin

Magazine Covers

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It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

It Takes A Village


This stunning edition celebrates the tenth anniversary and includes photos and a new introduction by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors


Primary Colors offers a fascinating and insightful look behind modern American politics. It is a hilarious, wise, dramatic story that features characters and events that are similar to some real-life people.

Mcnally'S Puzzle by Lawrence Sanders

Mcnally'S Puzzle


Archy McNally, a Palm Beach private detective, is hired by the wealthy owner if he wants to investigate threats to his life. However, the case quickly becomes complicated.

That Camden Summer by LaVyrle Spencer

That Camden Summer


LaVyrle Spencer is known for her "heartrending slices Americana" and writes about how love can be even more special when it happens again.

Five Days In Paris by Danielle Steel

Five Days In Paris


Peter Haskell is the president of a large pharmaceutical company. He has everything: power, position, career, family and a job. For these, he has made great sacrifices.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Defender 2000

Defender 2000

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: Shooter

The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga

The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga

Platform: PlayStation Saturn MS-DOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Marvel Comics



Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (Game is a text game, played using a custom client based on Windows telnet architecture.)


Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Takara

Deadly Rooms of Death (Webfoot)

Deadly Rooms of Death (Webfoot)

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Webfoot Technologies


March 20, 1996 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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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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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Birmingham - West Brom : 1 - 1
  • Port Vale - Norwich : 1 - 0
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Bolton - Tottenham : 2 - 3
  • Man United - Arsenal : 1 - 0
  • Southampton - Sheffield Weds : 0 - 1
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Groningen - Twente : 2 - 2
  • Roda JC - Utrecht : 3 - 1
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