Wednesday May 08, 1996

US date format: 5/8/1996, UK date format: 8/5/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Lucas Castel . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Breaking the Waves, directed by Lars von Trier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hum Dono. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi or Bug Too!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • New York Yankees' pitcher Dwight Gooden wins his first American League game beating Detroit Tigers 10-3.
  • The Keck II telescope is dedicated in Hawaii.
  • Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni wins a landslide victory in the country's first direct presidential elections, securing 75% of the vote.
  • 1996 Everest disaster: A sudden storm engulfs Mount Everest with several climbing teams high on the mountain, leaving 8 dead. By the end of the month, at least 4 other climbers die in the worst season of fatalities on the mountain to date.
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Movies

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Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Starring: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Country: United States of America

Kansas City

Kansas City

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy

Ridicule

Ridicule

Directed by: Patrice Leconte

Starring: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

The Van

The Van

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Colm Meaney, Donal O'Kelly, Ger Ryan, Caroline Rothwell

Twister

Twister

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 08, 1996?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Tha Crossroads
  2. - You're The One
  3. - Always Be My Babyyoutube
  4. - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
  5. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  6. - Keep On, Keepin' On (From "Sunset Park")
  7. - Lady
  8. - Count On Me (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  9. - A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (From "A Thin Line...")
  10. - I Will Survive
Sport Games on May 08, 1996

Sport Games on May 08, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Orlando Magic : 105 - 117
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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Espanol - Oviedo : 5 - 0
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Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Panionios - Athinaikos : 1 - 2
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TV Series

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Hum Dono

Hum Dono

Directed by: B. S. Glaad

Tattoon Master

Tattoon Master

Recovery

Recovery

Directed by: Marcus Scott

The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

Buzzkill

Buzzkill

Written by:

Starring: Travis Draft

Country: United States of America

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 4 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle

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The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHis name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured …

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

Malice by Danielle Steel

Malice

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In her 37th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells the compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome a shattering betrayal, and the cruelest kind of malice.At

Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power

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In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Platform: SNES Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

Radical Dreamers

Radical Dreamers

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Square

Descent II

Descent II

Platform: PC (MS-DOS), Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, AmigaOS4, PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Interplay Productions Mac Play (Mac OS)

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Bandai

Bug Too!

Bug Too!

Platform: Saturn, Windows

Genre: Action, Platform

Publisher: Sega

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 08, 1996?

On May 08, 1996 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 08, 1996?

On May 08, 1996 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 08, 1996?

On May 08, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1996?

On May 08, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1996?

On May 08, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 08, 1996?

On May 08, 1996 several famous people were born including, Lucas Castel.

Which famous people died on May 08, 1996?

Famous people died on May 08, 1996 include, Beryl Burton, Jane Cowan, Garth Williams.

What was the number one song in May 08, 1996?

The number one song in the week of May 08, 1996 was Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey in US and Fastlove by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on May 08, 1996?

The top hits on May 08, 1996 were Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey, Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion in US and Fastlove by George Michael, Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit by Gina G, Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison in UK.


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