On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • At Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. Results in handguns being banned in the UK.
  • Sri Lanka beat India in World Cup semi as riots stop play

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman, dies at 48
  • Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), dies of heart attack at 54
  • Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner, dies at 85