Wednesday 17 July 1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to How Do U Want It by 2 Pac.
In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits.
A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Green Mile, Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1996 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Bryan Chas Chandler: Musician / manager, dies at 57.
- Chris Komar: Dancer, dies at 48.
- Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe: Landscape architect, dies at 95.
- John William Fozard: Aircraft designer, dies at 68.
- Sid Sussman: Beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack.
- Paul Touvier: French Nazi collaborator. He was one of only two Frenchmen to be convicted of war crimes against humanity (the other was Maurice Papon).
- 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of New York City
- Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
- TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- 2 Pac - How Do U Want It
- Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
- Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- R. Kelly - I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
- Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
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