March 1996 calendar

March 1996

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1996?


  • 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 (USA) 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,
  • 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 people.
  • 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
  • 13 Mar 1996 The Dunblane massacre leads to the death of sixteen primary school children and one teacher in Dunblane, Scotland.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

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

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Children
  2. - Firestarter
  3. - How Deep Is Your Love
  4. - The X-Files
  5. - Don't Look Back In Anger


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1996?

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.

In The Presence Of The Enemy by Elizabeth George

In The Presence Of The Enemy


Dennis Luxford, tabloid editor and "king of sleaze", is renowned for uncovering the sins and scandals in people in high-ranking positions.

The Lost World by Michael Crichton

The Lost World


The sequel to Jurassic Park's smash hit, Timeline, Sphere and Congo is now available from the author of Timeline, Sphere and Congo. This thriller has been millions of years in development.

Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

Shock Wave


The Mysterious Plague in Antarctic... An Evil Genius Runs a Diamond Empire... A Devastating New Technology... NUMA agent DIRK PIT(r) is investigating these baffling deaths

Intensity by Dean Koontz



#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Chyna Shepard is 26 years old and stares out a window at the moonlit sky. Unable to sleep her first night at her Napa Valley family home, she looks out.