What Happened on March 22, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
  • STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Mauriac, writer, dies at 81
  • Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), dies from post-operative complications at 50
  • Robert Franklin Overmyer, astronaut (STS 5, STS 51-B), dies at 59
  • Robert Mellors, gay activist, dies at 47
  • Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78