What Happened on March 31, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 66 performances
  • "Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 performances
  • 15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65
  • 1st Opening Day in history in March takes place in Seattle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
  • Space Shuttle STS 76 (Atlantis 16), lands
  • Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood

Famous Deaths

  • Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer, dies at 91
  • Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce, musician, dies at 37
  • Julius Young, fast food entrepreneur, dies at 73