On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1996

Historical Events

NBA Record

Atlanta's Lenny Wilkens becomes first coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 career victories when the Hawks beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 74-68

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
  • Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England

Famous Birthdays

  • Ye Shiwen, Chinese swimmer (Olympic gold 400m [WR 4:28.43] & 200m individual medley 2012; World C'ships gold 200m medley 2011, 19), born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Famous Deaths

  • (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), dies at 67
  • Margaret McKay, British politician, dies at 85
1996 Highlights

About March 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces