What Happened on March 22, 1996

Historical Events

  • Cheryl Depew of Florida crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
  • STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit

Famous Deaths

  • (William Famous) Billy Williamson, American steel guitar player (Bill Haley and His Saddlemen; Bill Haley & His Comets), dies at 71
  • Claude Mauriac, French writer (Le Temps immobile), dies at 81
  • Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), dies from post-operative complications at 50
  • Robert Franklin Overmyer, astronaut (STS 5, STS 51-B), dies at 59
  • Ron Hayward, English politician, General Secretary of the Labour Party, dies at 78
  • Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), dies at 76
1996 Highlights

About March 22, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

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