What Happened on March 13, 1996

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 a heart attack at 54
  • Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • Lucy Faithfull, British children's campaigner, dies at 85
1996 Highlights

About March 13, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 20 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