Sunday 4 August 1996
It was Sunday, 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 Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits.
Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while How to Kill a Monster by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Leaving Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Batman Forever: The Arcade Game or Dinosaur Safari.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 August 1996 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
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- Geoff Hamilton: British gardener and broadcaster (Born 1936).
- 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies
- 26th Olympic games close at Atlanta, Georgia (sched)
- J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, and N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
- The 1996 Summer Olympics conclude.
- NASA announces that the Allan Hills 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, may contain evidence of primitive life-forms.
- The Australian census is conducted.
- The American punk rock band The Ramones play their last show.
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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