Sunday May 12, 1996

US date format: 5/12/1996, UK date format: 12/5/1996

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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. 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 Drowned God: Conspiracy of the Ages or Down in the Dumps.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Events

  • Inherit the Wind closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Night of the Iguana closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances

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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 12, 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 12, 1996

Sport Games on May 12, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - New York Knicks : 94 - 91
  • Orlando Magic - Atlanta Hawks : 103 - 96
  • San Antonio Spurs - Utah Jazz : 86 - 101
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Houston Rockets : 114 - 107
See all Basketball game results of May 12, 1996

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Padova : 3 - 0
  • Bari - Juventus : 2 - 2
  • Cagliari - Parma : 2 - 0
  • Milan - Cremonese : 7 - 1
  • Napoli - Udinese : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of May 12, 1996

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Mechelen : 3 - 2
  • Cercle Brugge - Harelbeke : 2 - 1
  • Charleroi - Club Brugge : 1 - 3
  • Gent - Lommel : 2 - 0
  • Germinal - Seraing : 5 - 0
See all Football game results of May 12, 1996

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Duisburg - Unterhaching : 1 - 1
  • Leipzig - Nurnberg : 2 - 1
  • Lubeck - F Koln : 0 - 1
  • Mainz - CZ Jena : 3 - 0
  • Mannheim - Meppen : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of May 12, 1996

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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 12

If May 12, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 4 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 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?

Formula 1

Formula 1

Platform: PlayStation, PC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

Back Street Soccer

Back Street Soccer

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: SunA

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

Platform: Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai

Drowned God: Conspiracy of the Ages

Drowned God: Conspiracy of the Ages

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Inscape

Down in the Dumps

Down in the Dumps

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Philips Media


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