Friday January 12, 1996
US date format: 1/12/1996, UK date format: 12/1/1996
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 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 Ella Henderson and Sarah Morales in Mexico.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits.
From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Copycat.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brian Lara Cricket '96 or Battle Arena Nitoshinden.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1996?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Russian troops arrive in Bosnia (joint operation with US).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
- LL Cool J - Hey Lover
- Faith Evans - Soon As I Get Home
- Kris Kross - Tonite's Tha Night
- R. Kelly - You Remind Me Of Something
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Jodeci - Love U 4 Life
- TLC - Diggin' On You
Sport Games on January 12, 1996
- Cleveland Cavaliers - Denver Nuggets : 83 - 90
- Dallas Mavericks - Phoenix Suns : 140 - 130
- Golden State Warriors - Vancouver Grizzlies : 104 - 95
- Houston Rockets - Los Angeles Lakers : 100 - 101
- Miami Heat - Seattle SuperSonics : 81 - 113
Liga IFootball (Portugal)
- Salgueiros - Benfica : 4 - 2
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 12If January 12, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?