Historical Events in March 1996

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Mar 1 Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Mar 1 New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
  • Mar 1 Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
  • Mar 2 Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator

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Mar 2 Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Mar 3 Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
  • Mar 5 Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame
  • Mar 6 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
  • Mar 6 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
  • Mar 7 1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)
  • Mar 7 British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order

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Mar 7 Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Mar 7 The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed.
  • Mar 9 Javed Miandad's last international in Pak's WC QF loss to India
  • Mar 9 Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in WC QF
  • Mar 9 STS 75 (Columbia 19), lands
  • Mar 10 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)
  • Mar 10 NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
  • Mar 10 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
  • Mar 10 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
  • Mar 11 Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
  • Mar 11 Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
  • Mar 11 The EU Database Directive is passed.
  • Mar 11 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.
  • Mar 12 Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy
  • Mar 13 Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play
  • Mar 13 At Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. As a result handguns were banned in the UK.
  • Mar 14 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
  • Mar 14 Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)

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Mar 16 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Frank Bruno
  • Mar 16 Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
  • Mar 17 "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Mar 17 "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances
  • Mar 17 Aravinda De Silva gets 107* & 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
  • Mar 17 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 17 Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets to win the World Cup
  • Mar 18 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
  • Mar 18 A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • Mar 20 "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • Mar 20 Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
  • Mar 20 UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
  • Mar 21 "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Mar 22 Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
  • Mar 22 STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
  • Mar 23 Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.
  • Mar 24 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins
  • Mar 24 Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual
  • Mar 24 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • Mar 24 MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
  • Mar 25 68th Academy Awards: "Braveheart", Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win
  • Mar 25 Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
  • Mar 25 Freedom Shoemakers on Maryport's Solway Estate closes
  • Mar 25 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 25 Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova & Bushkov (RUS)
  • Mar 25 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
  • Mar 25 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
  • Mar 25 US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill
  • Mar 25 The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE).
  • Mar 26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
  • Mar 26 The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
  • Mar 27 "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • Mar 28 "Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • Mar 29 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men
  • Mar 29 Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
  • Mar 29 NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
  • Mar 30 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
  • Mar 30 NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game

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Mar 30 Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • Mar 30 149th Grand National: Mick Fitzgerald aboard Rough Quest wins
  • Mar 31 "Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 performances
  • Mar 31 "Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 66 performances
  • Mar 31 15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65
  • Mar 31 1st Opening Day in history in March takes place in Seattle

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Mar 31 25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Mar 31 Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 31 Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
  • Mar 31 Space Shuttle STS 76 (Atlantis 16), lands
  • Mar 31 Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title