What Happened on March 16, 1996

Historical Events

  • England beats Ireland, 28-15 at Twickenham for a second consecutive Five Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown; fly-half Paul Grayson lands 6 penalties, a conversion and drop goal

Boxing Title Fight

Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title

  • Montreal Canadien's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)

Famous Weddings

Pat Summerall

Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Barnett, American actor and comedian, dies of AIDS at 41
  • Joseph Lee Pope, singer, dies at 62
  • Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's bookshop), dies at 104
  • Peter Clemoes, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies at 76
1996 Highlights

About March 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 15 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