What Happened on March 20, 1996

Historical Events

  • "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • Erik & Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
  • UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
1996 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Charley Hull, British golfer (ANA Inspiration 2016 runner-up), born in Kettering, England
Born in 1996

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Ridout, English composer, dies at 61
  • Claude Bourdet, French human rights activist and journalist, dies at 86
  • Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71

About March 20, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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