What Happened on March 11, 1996

Historical Events

  • Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
  • John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending December 3, 2007.
  • Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
  • The EU Database Directive is passed
1996 History

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Appleby, British cartoonist (The Gambols), dies at 86
  • Charles Oatley, English electrical engineer (developed scanning electron microscope), dies at 92
  • John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian, dies at 96
  • Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 67

About March 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 2 months and 28 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: How Deep Is Your Love - Take That