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

  • New toll-free 888 area code introduced in USA
  • Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
1996 History

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
Born in 1996

Famous Deaths

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

About March 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis