Wednesday 2 October 1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio.
In UK Ready Or Not by Fugees was in the top 5 hits.
Bound, directed by The Wachowski Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Make the Connection by Bob Greene, Oprah Winfre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Scott Helman: Pop Singer.
- GoGreenGirl : YouTube Star.
- Aze Cowley: YouTube Star.
- Alex Lange: Baseball Player.
- Andrey Lukanov: Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1990), assassinated at 58.
- Frideswide Frances Emma Knight: Musician / socialist, dies at 85.
- Ivan Mark Waller: Mountaineer, dies at 89.
- Ronald John Bilsland Colville: Businessman, dies at 79.
- Sybil Marion Rosenfeld: Theatre historian, dies at 93.
- Exminister of: Bulgaria Andrey Lukanov is shot in front of his home in Sofia from a possible hired assassin.
- Robert Bourassa: Canadian politician, the Liberal Party Premier of Quebec from 1970-1976. From a modest family background, his dad died when he was 16. Bourassa was the highest ranking graduate of his law school and went on to become a Rhodes Scholar. At Harvard, he studied international tax and corporate law, entering politics in 1966. In 1970, when he became Premier at age 36, he was the youngest leader in the Province's history. Bourassa struck many Quebec constituents as indecisive, as he tried to chart a mo
- 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks and Dunn win
- The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- Aeroperu Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
- Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever
- Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- No Mercy - Where Do You Go
- LL Cool J - Loungin'
- 2 Pac - How Do U Want It
- Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
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