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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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Fargo

Fargo

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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

Country: United States of America

Primal Fear

Primal Fear

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Country: United States of America

Prisoner of the Mountains

Prisoner of the Mountains

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Sergei Bodrov

Starring: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

Small Faces

Small Faces

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon

Starring: Iain Robertson, Joe McFadden, Steven Duffy, Laura Fraser

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1996?
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Behind The Lines by W. E. B. Griffin

Behind The Lines

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Behind the Lines is W. E. B. Griffin's powerful novel of World War II -- and the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of those who fought it.By

The Web by Jonathan Kellerman

The Web

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Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly sinister novel by America's premier writer of psychological suspense, the author of ten successive New York Times

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.

Reasonable Doubts by Alan M. Dershowitz

Reasonable Doubts

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Alan Dershowitz, one of the foremost legal thinkers of our time, explores a series of questions raised by the most watched criminal trial in American history.

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.