On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Barnett, American actor (b. 1954)
  • 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