Friday March 22, 1996

US date format: 3/22/1996, UK date format: 22/3/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 22, 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 Martin Chirac and Luis Davila. 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 Fluid (video game) or The Adventures of Lomax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 22, 1996?


  • Blessed Genta of Maaseik
  • The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
  • World Water Day.
  • Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
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  • STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit.
  • Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International.
  • Capcom releases the Resident Evil game for the PlayStation in the US. The game innovates by creating the survival-horror genre.
  • Sweden's Finance Minister Göran Persson becomes the new Prime Minister of Sweden.

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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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 22, 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 22, 1996

Sport Games on March 22, 1996


American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Charlotte Hornets : 117 - 92
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Utah Jazz : 75 - 88
  • Denver Nuggets - Boston Celtics : 98 - 99
  • Miami Heat - Milwaukee Bucks : 122 - 106
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Dallas Mavericks : 110 - 84
See all Basketball game results of March 22, 1996

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Standard : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of March 22, 1996

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Karlsruhe - Hamburg : 3 - 1
  • Munich 1860 - Schalke 04 : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of March 22, 1996

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Hertha - Bielefeld : 0 - 0
  • Wolfsburg - Mannheim : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of March 22, 1996

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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 22

If March 22, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 6 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 25 days.

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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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?

Fluid (video game)

Fluid (video game)

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Music

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Bot Soccer

Bot Soccer

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Expert Software

Dark Sun Online: Crimson Sands

Dark Sun Online: Crimson Sands

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc. Total Entertainment Network

9: The Last Resort

9: The Last Resort

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: GT Interactive

The Adventures of Lomax

The Adventures of Lomax

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: 2D platformer

Publisher: Psygnosis

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