It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
- Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
directed by Paris Barclay
starring: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans
- Dead Man Walking
directed by Tim Robbins
starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky
- Twelve Monkeys
directed by Terry Gilliam
starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt
- Four Rooms
directed by Allison Anders
starring: Tim Roth, Amanda De Cadenet, David Proval
directed by Michael Mann
starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
Which were the important events of Friday, 05 January 1996 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
Famous People died
- Miami Dolphins' coach Don Shula announces his retirement.
- Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI versus West Indies at the Gabba.
- Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
: Tenor, dies at 63
: Palestinian Hamas member (Born 1966)
Jay Morris Arena
: inventor/pediatrician, dies at age 86.
: American writer, impresario, art connoisseur (Born 1907)
Joseph Daniel White
: singer/bandleader, dies at age 84.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1996 ?
Playboy Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
Wired - January, 1996
Sports Illustrated: no.11174
The Christmas Box - Richard Paul Evans
Chicken Soup for the Soul - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
The Road Ahead - Bill Gates
Miss America - Howard Stern
I want to be an amazing Chinese (1996)
Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Truck Pickup (1996)
MetLife Insurance Woodstock Charles Schulz (1996)
Tell the world why Friday, 5 January 1996 is such a special date for you!