Saturday 17 February 1996
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits.
Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Rainmaker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
Famous Birthdays:17 February
- Jean Writer-Pierre: Herve Bazin dies at age 84.
- Michael Raptis: writer/revolutionary, dies at age 84.
- Henry Guinness: missionary, dies at age 87.
- Bentley Bridgewater: British Museum secretary, dies at age 84.
- [Elsie] Evelyn Laye: actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at age 95.
- Herve Bazin: French writer (Born 1911)
- In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
- NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
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