On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances

Sports History

Cricket World Cup, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan: Aravinda de Silva scores 107 no and takes 3/42 as Sri Lanka beats Australia by 7 wickets; Sanath Jayasuriya, Player of Series


Famous Deaths

  • Bela Szigeti, Hungarian theoretical physicist, dies at 83
  • Rene Clement, film director, dies at 83
  • Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
  • Thomas Enders, diplomat, dies at 64
1996 Highlights

About March 17, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces