Friday 30 August 1996
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rowena Rikkers and Trevor Jackson.
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 Barry Welsh Is Coming.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bahamut Lagoon or Congo the Movie.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 August 1996 ?
- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
- Rowena Rikkers: Netherlands homicide victim whose dismembered body was found in the water near the beach of Nulde on 8/27/2001.
- Trevor Jackson: TV Actor.
- Alex Cimorelli: Family Member.
- Attempted raising of a 15-tonne section of the RMS Titanic failed as 1,700 spectators, including survivors of the wreck watched.
- Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraqi forces launch an offensive into the northern No-Fly Zone and capture Arbil.
- The Big 12 Conference is inaugurated with a football game between Kansas State University and Texas Tech University in Manhattan, Kansas.
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
- New Edition - Hit Me Off
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- LL Cool J - Loungin'
- Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
- R. Kelly - I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
- Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason
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