Wednesday 17 January 1996
It was Wednesday, 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.
In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits.
From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans was one of the best selling books.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:17 January
- Amber Hagerman: American namesake of the Amber Alert system (Born 1986).
- Mostafa Sid Ahmed: Sudanese singer (Born 1953).
- Robert Covington: drummer/singer, dies at age 54.
- Barbara Charline Jordan: American politician, dies at age 59 (born 1936).
- Charles Henry Madge: poet writer/sociologist, dies at age 83.
- Barbara Jordan: American attorney, politician and educator featured on Time magazine cover as one of 12 Women of the Year 1/05/1976. One of only two blacks and six women to enroll in Texas So. University Law School, she graduated 84th in her class of 250. After practicing law in Houston, 1960-67, she found her true calling of politics during the 1960 Kennedy-Johnson campaign. She entered Democratic politics in the Texas Senate, 1967-72, becoming the first black woman to be elected to that body and entered the U
- John Adrian Hope: politician/businessman, dies at age 83.
- Giles William Playfair: Writer, dies at 85
- The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
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