What Happened on March 18, 1996

Historical Events

  • 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
  • A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.

Famous Birthdays

  • Madeline Carroll, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist, dies at 85
  • Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet (Nobel Prize 1979), dies at 84
1996 Highlights

About March 18, 1996

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Because You Loved Me (From "Up Close & Personal") - Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: How Deep Is Your Love - Take That