Sunday 5 May 1996
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey.
In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits.
Twister, directed by Jan de Bont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Beast From the East by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1996 ?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore closes at Belasco after 12 performances
- Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship.
- Renette Cruz, Vancouver, British Columbia, wins Miss Canadian Universe.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Alanis Morissette - Ironic
- 1,2,3,4 (Sumptin' New) - Coolio
- SWV - You're The One
- R. Kelly - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- Whitney Houston - Count On Me
- Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah! Got You All In Check
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
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