On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1996

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Fargo" directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi released in the US


Famous Birthdays

  • Lorna Fitzgerald, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, dies at 45
  • Jack Churchill, British Army commando, dies at 89
  • Paul Harrhy, actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
1996 Highlights

About March 8, 1996

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces