Tuesday 21 May 1996
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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.
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Which were the important events of 21 May 1996 ?
- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- Al "Lash" La Rue: Cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78.
- Mary Perot Nichols: Journalist, dies at 79.
- Peter Fletcher: music teacher, dies at age 60.
- Bobby Tulloch: ornithologist, dies at age 67.
- Eric Stuart Woord: archaeologist, dies at age 83.
- Blackout in many areas of Queens, New York
- Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
- Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win
- Auctions by Bowers and Merena sells the Louis Eliasberg US 1913 Liberty Head nickel for US$1.485 million, a record for a single coin at auction.
- The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
- The MV Bukoba sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000.
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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