Friday 23 August 1996
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio.
In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits.
Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Leaving Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Extreme Pinball or Arena: Maze of Death.
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Which were the important events of 23 August 1996 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 23 August
- Margaret Tucker: Indigenous Australian activist and autobiographer (Born 1904).
- Osama bin Laden allegedly writes "The Declaration of Jihad on the Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Sacred Places," his first open call for war.
- Chun Doo-hwan is sentenced to death, after being found guilty of mutiny and treason.
- Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law.
- Iraqi expatriates seeking refuge hijack a Sudanese airliner en route from Khartoum to Amman.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
- Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever
- LL Cool J - Loungin'
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
- Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- R. Kelly - I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
- 2 Pac - How Do U Want It
- Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
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