Monday August 12, 1996: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 8/12/1996, UK date format: 12/8/1996

August 12th, 1996 was the 225th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Leo. The day of the week was Monday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Torri Webster and Arthur Melo.

The number one song in US was Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Wannabe by The Spice Girls was #1 song in the UK.

A Very Brady Sequel, directed by Arlene Sanford, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1996 while The Runaway Jury by John Grisham was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Safe and Sound. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy or Furcadia.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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August 12, 1996 Events

What happened on August 12, 1996?

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August 12, 1996 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on August 12, 1996?

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How old am I?

If August 12, 1996 is your birthday you are 27 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on August 12.

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August 12, 1996 Famous Deaths

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August 12, 1996 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Leo personality

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Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo

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Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Fire

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August 12, 1996 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was August 12, 1996?

The day of the week was Monday.

August 12th marks the 224th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1996.

There are 141 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


August 12, 1996 Holidays and Observances

What is special on August 12, 1996?


  • International Youth Day
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Music charts

What was the number one song on August 12, 1996? Which were the top hits on August 12, 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
  2. - Twisted
  3. - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
  4. - You're Makin' Me High
  5. - Change The World

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Wannabe
  2. - Macarena
  3. - Killing Me Softly
  4. - Freedom
  5. - Mysterious Girl

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Twisted
  2. - I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
  3. - You're Makin' Me High/Let It Flow
  4. - Loungin
  5. - Elevators (Me & You)

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Que Pena Me Das
  2. - Mejores Que Ella
  3. - No Puedo Arrancarte De Mi
  4. - El Reportero
  5. - No Llores Por Mi

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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A Very Brady Sequel

A Very Brady Sequel

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Arlene Sanford

Starring: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson, Christopher Daniel Barnes



Release year: 1996

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Tom Arnold, David Paymer, Rhea Perlman, Rod Steiger

Tin Cup

Tin Cup

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

Country: United States of America

She's the One

She's the One

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Edward Burns

Starring: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney, Michael McGlone

Country: United States of America

The Fan

The Fan

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Steve Barron

Mensch, Pia!

Mensch, Pia!

Release year: 1996

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

The Runaway Jury



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Barrie Travis, a good reporter who works at a low-budget TV station when the First lady calls and offers her the chance of a lifetime.

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up


A beautiful collection of poetry and drawings by Shel Silverstein (New York Times bestseller), comes this book.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan

How Stella Got Her Groove Back


Stella Payne, forty-two years old, is divorced, an investment analyst of high power, and a mother to Quincy, eleven years old. She does it all, and she's not able to do it. This includes Little League carpool duties, portfolio analysis, …

How to Kill a Monster by R.L. Stine

How to Kill a Monster


Gretchen and Clark fear that Clark's deaf grandmother and grandfather will be too loud for them.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy

Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy

Platform: DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape



Platform: Windows, Mac 10.4 or later, iOS 3.0 or later

Genre: Massively multiplayer online game

Publisher: Dragon's Eye Productions, Inc.

Darby the Dragon

Darby the Dragon

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund

Chess Mates

Chess Mates

Platform: PC, IMac

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brainstorm

Destruction Derby 2

Destruction Derby 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Vehicular combat, racing

Publisher: Psygnosis


August 12, 1996 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on August 12, 1996

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