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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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.

But much more happened on March 1996: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1996?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1996 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington and Shap England
  • 02 Mar 1996 Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator
  • 03 Mar 1996 26th Easter Seal Telethon
  • 04 Mar 1996 A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, US, causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days.
  • 05 Mar 1996 Earl Weaver and Jim Bunning elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 06 Mar 1996 10th American Comedy Award
  • 07 Mar 1996 Magic Johnson is second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists.
  • 08 Mar 1996 The People's Republic of China begins surface-to-surface missile testing and military exercises off Taiwanese coastal areas. The United States government condemns the act as provocation, and the Taiwanese government warns of retaliation.
  • 09 Mar 1996 STS 75 (Columbia 19), lands
  • 10 Mar 1996 New York City Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
  • 11 Mar 1996 Mark Waugh scores 110 versus New Zealand for his third century of the World Cup.
  • 12 Mar 1996 Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy.
  • 13 Mar 1996 Thomas Hamilton kills 16 kindergardeners, their teacher and himself
  • 14 Mar 1996 Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
  • 16 Mar 1996 Mike Tyson knocks out Frank Bruno in second round.
  • 17 Mar 1996 Bus Stop closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 18 Mar 1996 A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • 19 Mar 1996 Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marriage.
  • 20 Mar 1996 Love Thy Neighbor, opens at Booth Theater, New York City
  • 21 Mar 1996 Night of the Iguana opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 22 Mar 1996 STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit.
  • 23 Mar 1996 Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
  • 24 Mar 1996 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins.
  • 25 Mar 1996 68th Academy Awards - Braveheart, Nicholas Cage and Susan Sarandon win
  • 26 Mar 1996 Fire breaks out at the Pasar Anyar shopping centre in Bogor, West Java. The first death toll estimate is 78 until rescuers notice that 68 of them are mannequins.
  • 27 Mar 1996 State Fair, opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • 28 Mar 1996 Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America.
  • 29 Mar 1996 New York Yankees beats New York Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game.
  • 30 Mar 1996 Prince Edward and girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
  • 31 Mar 1996 Getting Away With Murder closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 performances

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Movies

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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1996?
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The Rainmaker by John Grisham

The Rainmaker

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot by Al Franken

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot

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In the grand satirical tradition of Swift, Rabelais, and Twain comes...Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations...a scathing--but uncompromisingly fair--look at America's largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican right. Penned

The Lost World by Michael Crichton

The Lost World

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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.

Charles Kuralt'S America by Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt'S America

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The former CBS-TV newsman and author of A Life on the Road revisits some of his favorite places and people in their best seasons, in a cheerful account of

Blood Sport by James B. Stewart

Blood Sport

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Discusses the truth about Whitewater, Vince Foster's suicide, and other White House scandals, explaining how these episodes have been exploited, White House reaction, and the future of the presidency