Saturday 24 August 1996
It was Saturday, 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 16 Tales or The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1996 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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- Microsoft releases Windows NT 4.0, with graphical user interface similar to that of Windows 95. The software comprises 16.5 million lines of code. Code-name during development was Cairo.
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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