Monday 25 March 1996
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion.
In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits.
Ghost in the Shell, directed by Mamoru Oshii, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Primary Colors by Anonymous (aka Joe Klein) was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tell It Like It Is.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Die Hard Trilogy or Firo & Klawd.
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Which were the important events of 25 March 1996 ?
- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
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- 68th Academy Awards - Braveheart, Nicholas Cage and Susan Sarandon win
- Comet C / 1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth
- Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk and Platov (RUS)
- Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova and Bushkov (RUS)
- Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
- US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill.
- An armed standoff between antigovernment Freemen in Jordan, Montana, and US federal officers begins. The standoff lasts 81 days.
- The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1996 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room
- R. Kelly - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry
- Alanis Morissette - Ironic
- Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
- D'Angelo - Lady
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