Monday 20 May 1996
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brennan Benko and Caleda Cooper.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits.
Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Green Mile, Part 2: The Mouse on the Mile by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Klub NLO.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash Bandicoot or Pokémon.
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Which were the important events of 20 May 1996 ?
- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Brennan Benko: Drummer.
- Caleda Cooper: Dancer.
- Michael Brown: .
- Mary Robertson: Family Member.
- Alexa Mae: YouTube Star.
- George Malcolm Thomson: Journalist, dies at 96.
- Jack Wyngaard: Dancer, dies at 37.
- John Pertwee: Actor (Dr Who), dies at 76.
- Janaki Ramachandran: Prime Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies.
- Eric Davidson: comedy scriptwriter, dies at age 65.
- Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
- The ''MV Bukoba'' sinks in Tanzanian waters in Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000 in one of Africa's worst maritime disasters.
- The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
- Swede Göran Kropp reaches the Mount Everest summit alone without oxygen, after having bicycled there from Sweden.
- Members of the Armed Islamic Group in Algeria kill 7 French Trappist monks, after talks with French government concerning the imprisonment of several GIA sympathisers break down.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
- Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Alanis Morissette - Ironic
- Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
- SWV - You're The One
- Whitney Houston - Count On Me
- 1,2,3,4 (Sumptin' New) - Coolio
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
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