Sunday 17 March 1996, St. Patrick's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits.
The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Primary Colors by Anonymous (aka Joe Klein) 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 March 1996 ?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Alain Jérôme: French journalist, television presenter and film producer.
- Bus Stop closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
- Getting Away With Murder opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances
- Mike Tyson beats Frank Bruno in third round to gain Heavyweight title.
- Sri Lanka wins the Cricket World Cup by storming to a Seven wicket victory against the tournament favourite Australia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- R. Kelly - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- Joan Osborne - One Of Us
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
- La Bouche - Be My Lover
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