Tuesday 24 December 1996, Christmas Eve
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton.
Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1996 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
- R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
- En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
- BLACKstreet - No Diggity
- Keith Sweat - Nobody
- Merril Bainbridge - Mouth
- Whitney Houston - I Believe In You And Me
- Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
- New Edition - I'm Still In Love With You
- Barbra Streisand - I Finally Found Someone
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