Today in History for March 1996

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 78 of 78

1st - Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
1st - New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
1st - Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
2nd - Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator
2nd - Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose
3rd - Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
5th - Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame
6th - 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
6th - Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya
7th - 1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)
7th - British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order
7th - Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
7th - The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed.
NBA Legend Magic JohnsonNBA Legend Magic Johnson 9th - Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India
9th - Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in WC QF
9th - STS 75 (Columbia 19), lands
10th - 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)
10th - NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
10th - 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
10th - 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
11th - Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
11th - Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
11th - The EU Database Directive is passed.
11th - John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007.
12th - Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy
13th - Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
13th - Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by spree killer Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide.
14th - Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
14th - Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 16th - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
16th - Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
17th - "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
17th - "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 perfs
17th - Aravinda De Silva gets 107* & 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
17th - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
17th - Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
18th - 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
18th - A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
20th - "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
20th - Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
20th - UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
21st - "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 perfs
22nd - Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
22nd - STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
23rd - Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
24th - 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins
24th - Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual
LPGA Golfer Laura DaviesLPGA Golfer Laura Davies 24th - Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
24th - MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
25th - 68th Academy Awards - "Braveheart", Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win
25th - Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
25th - Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
25th - Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
25th - Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS)
25th - Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
25th - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
25th - US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
25th - The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE).
26th - Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
26th - The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
27th - "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
28th - "Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
29th - 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men
29th - Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
29th - NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
30th - Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
30th - NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
Earl of Wessex Prince EdwardEarl of Wessex Prince Edward 30th - Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
30th - 149th Grand National: Mick Fitzgerald aboard Rough Quest wins
31st - "Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 perfs
31st - "Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 66 perfs
31st - 15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65
31st - 1st Opening Day in history in March takes place in Seattle
31st - 25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
31st - Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
31st - Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
31st - Space Shuttle STS 76 (Atlantis 16), lands
31st - Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

6th - Savanah Stehlin, American actress
8th - Lorna Fitzgerald, English actress
9th - Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance
18th - Madeline Carroll, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat SummerallCBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall (16th) 16th - Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida
24th - Former Atlanta mayor and UN ambassador Andrew Young (64) weds Carolyn Watson (49) in South Africa
28th - Actress Angelina Jolie (20) weds actor Jonny Lee Miller
31st - Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela (19th) 19th - Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson Mandela after 38 years of marrage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 94 of 94

1st - Margaret McKay, politician, dies at 85
2nd - Jacobo Majluta, president of Dominican Rep (1982), dies at 61
3rd - David Bowman, trade unionist, dies at 82
3rd - John Joseph Krol, cardinal, dies at 95
3rd - Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86
3rd - Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist, dies at 76
3rd - Lyle Talbot, [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76
3rd - Marguerite Duras, writer, dies at 81
3rd - Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, dies at 91
4th - Barbara Lewis, British obituarist, dies at 55
4th - Minnie Pearl, country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84
5th - Joshua Compston, art impressario, dies at 26
5th - Khundaqar Mushtaq Amhed, president of Bangladesh (1975), dies
5th - Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier, dies at 90
5th - Whit Bissell, actor (Time Tunnel), dies at 86
6th - Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician, dies at 88
6th - Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
6th - Simon Cadell, actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45
7th - Aled Eames, mAritime historian, dies at 74
8th - Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, dies at 45
8th - Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando, dies at 89
8th - Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
9th - Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist, dies at 77
9th - Elman Ali Ahmed, peace campaigner, dies at 42
9th - Peter Mansfield, writer, dies at 67
9th - George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
10th - Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
10th - Ross Hunter, US producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at 75
11th - Barry Appleby, cartoonist, dies at 86
11th - Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer, dies at 92
11th - Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant, dies at 70
11th - John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian, dies at 96
11th - Vince Edwards, actor (Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 67
12th - Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine, dies at 92
12th - Gyula Kallai, PM of Hungry (1965-67), dies at 85
12th - John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher, dies at 67
13th - Brian Hulls, television news cameraman, dies at 48
13th - Krzysztof Kieslowski, film director, dies of heart attack at 54
13th - Lucio Fulci, filem director, dies at 68
13th - Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner, dies at 85
14th - Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist, dies at 57
14th - Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature, dies at 69
14th - Vic Marshall, chemist, dies at 74
15th - Helen Chadwick, artist, dies at 42
15th - Olga Rudge, violinist, dies at 100
15th - Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, lawyer/diplomat, dies at 89
16th - Joseph Lee Pope, singer, dies at 62
16th - Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's bookshop), dies at 104
16th - Peter Clemoes, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies at 76
16th - Charlie Barnett, American actor (b. 1954)
17th - Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist, dies at 83
17th - Kenneth Jameson, art educationalist, dies at 83
17th - Rene Clement, film director, dies at 83
17th - Thomas Enders, diplomat, dies at 64
17th - Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
18th - Alepoude Odysseus Elytis llis, poet, dies at 84
18th - Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist, dies at 85
19th - Christopher John Magenis Headington, musician, dies at 65
19th - William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author, dies at 83
20th - Alan Ridout, composer, dies at 61
20th - Claude Bourdet, human rights activist/journalist, dies at 86
20th - Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71
21st - Eric Brand, diplomat, dies at 73
21st - Frank Murray, police Officer, dies at 51
22nd - Claude Mauriac, writer, dies at 81
22nd - Robert Franklin Overmyer, astronaut (STS 5, STS 51-B), dies at 59
22nd - Robert Mellors, gay activist, dies at 47
22nd - Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78
22nd - Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
23rd - Jay D. Miller, record producer, dies at 73
23rd - Peter Baer, artost/printmaker, dies at 72
24th - Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66
25th - John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, news commentator (BBC), dies at 91
26th - (Elizabeth Cissie) Charlton, football matriarch, dies at 83
26th - David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman, dies at 83
26th - Edmund S Muskie, vice pres candidate/(Gov-D-Maine), dies at 81
26th - Thomas Wakefield, writer, dies at 60
28th - Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
28th - Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier, dies at 95
28th - David Band, banker, dies at 53
28th - Edith Fowke, folklorist, dies at 82
28th - Hans Blumenberg, philosopher, dies at 75
28th - James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop, dies at 89
28th - Ken Dibbs, actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78
28th - Shin Kanemaru, VP of Japan (1986-87), dies at 81
28th - Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, British bibliophile, dies at 87
29th - Maggie Donnelly, bag lady, dies at 46
29th - Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)
30th - Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78
30th - Ryoei Saito, businessman, dies at 79
31st - Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer, dies at 91
31st - Dario Bellezza, poet, dies at 51
31st - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, musician, dies at 37
31st - Julius Young, fast food entrepreneur, dies at 73

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