Tuesday October 08, 1996
US date format: 10/8/1996, UK date format: 8/10/1996
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Kylee Russell and Sara Tormo.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio.
In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits.
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while My Many Colored Days by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gearheads or Genewars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 08, 1996?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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- Irish Republican Army terrorists plant bombs at a heavily secured British army base south-west of Belfast: 31 soldiers and civilians are injured.
- Footage of Princess Diana and James Hewitt from five years ago is released.
- Demolition workers tear down the former home of mass murderers Fred and Rosemary West.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 08, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
- Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever
- Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- No Mercy - Where Do You Go
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
- LL Cool J - Loungin'
- Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
- AZ Yet - Last Night
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Az Yet - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")
- Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew
- Mint Condition - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
- 112 Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. - Only You
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- Dru Hill - Tell Me (From "Eddie")
- BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre) - No Diggity
- Luther Vandross - Your Secret Love
- Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage - Nobody
- SWV - Use Your Heart
Sport Games on October 08, 1996
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Huddersfield - Birmingham : 3 - 0
Division 2Football (United Kingdom)
- Peterboro - Notts County : 1 - 3
- Wrexham - Shrewsbury : 2 - 1
- For Sittard - Graafschap : 0 - 3
- PSV Eindhoven - Twente : 2 - 0
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Days to next October 08If October 08, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 11 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 18 days.
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