Wednesday 20 March 1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion.
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.
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Which were the important events of 20 March 1996 ?
- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
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- Love Thy Neighbor, opens at Booth Theater, New York City
- Erik and Lyle Menendez found guilty of killing their parents
- UK admits humans can catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease)
- In Los Angeles, California, Lyle and Erik Menendez are found guilty of first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of their parents.
- The Federal Reserve begins issuing new Series 1996 $100 Notes, featuring many significant changes over the previous design: offset and larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin, universal Federal Reserve seal, watermark of Franklin, fluorescent colored thread indicating the denomination, microprinting in different areas, fine-line printing behind portrait and back vignette, and color-shiting ink (green to black) in the "100" on the bottom-right of the face.
- The British Government announces that Bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been likely transmitted to people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry
- Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
- R. Kelly - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- Alanis Morissette - Ironic
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
- Joan Osborne - One Of Us
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