Thursday 1 August 1996
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio.
In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits.
Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1996 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Cymphonique Miller: Rapper.
- Katie Boulter: English tennis player.
- Ellona Santiago: Filipino-American singer.
- John Lanigan: Tenor, dies at 75.
- Mohamed Farrah Aidid: President (ANS-CUS) / Somalia.
- Pierre Lucien Claverie: Bishop of Oran, dies at 58.
- Frida Boccara: French singer of Italian descent.
- Lucille Teasdale-Corti: Canadian physician and international aid worker (Born 1929).
- Tadeusz Reichstein: Polish-Swiss chemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
- Michael Johnson breaks the 200m world record by 0.30 seconds with a time of 19.32 seconds at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
- Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
- 2 Pac - How Do U Want It
- Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
- R. Kelly - I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- Alanis Morissette - You Learn
- Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
- LL Cool J - Loungin'
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