What Happened on March 23, 1996

Historical Events

  • Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Albon, Thai-British Formula One racing driver (Red Bull Racing), born in London
Born in 1996

Famous Deaths

  • J. D. "Jay" Miller, American record producer, dies at 73
  • Peter Baer, German-British artist and printmaker, dies at 72
1996 Highlights

About March 23, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 6 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