Wednesday February 14, 1996, Valentine's Day

US date format: 2/14/1996, UK date format: 14/2/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 14, 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 Dell . In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Hide & Seek by James Patterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Marisol. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bot Soccer or Fantasy General.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1996, at February 14 across the years or at February 1996 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
  • Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
  • Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
  • Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
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Events

  • Violent clashes erupt between Filipino soldiers and Vietnamese boat people, as the Philippines government attempts to forcibly repatriate hundreds of Vietnamese asylum seekers.
  • In south-west Wales, the oil tanker ''Sea Empress'' runs aground, spilling 73,000 tonnes of crude oil, killing many birds.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece comes under mortar fire.
  • A Long March 3 rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing as many as 50.
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Movies

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

Trainspotting memorabilia

From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Country: United States of America

From Dusk Till Dawn memorabilia

Hard Eight

Hard Eight

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

The Whole Wide World

The Whole Wide World

Directed by: Dan Ireland

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Renée Zellweger, Ann Wedgeworth, Harve Presnell

Beautiful Girls

Beautiful Girls

Directed by: Ted Demme

Starring: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 14, 1996?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  2. - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  3. - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
  4. - Soon As I Get Home
  5. - One Sweet Day
Sport Games on February 14, 1996

Sport Games on February 14, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Los Angeles Lakers : 86 - 87
  • Boston Celtics - Golden State Warriors : 103 - 106
  • Detroit Pistons - Philadelphia 76ers : 102 - 83
  • Indiana Pacers - New Jersey Nets : 87 - 88
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Seattle SuperSonics : 93 - 130
See all Basketball game results of February 14, 1996

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • FC Koln - Dusseldorf : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of February 14, 1996

TV Series

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Marisol

Marisol

Directed by: Eugene Martin

Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai

Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai

Starring: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dina Sherman

Country: Japan

A Mug's Game

A Mug's Game

Detective Conan

Detective Conan

Written by:

Starring: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya, Wataru Takagi

Country: Japan

Traders

Traders

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Hide & Seek by James Patterson

Hide & Seek

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Will be shipped from US. Brand new copy.

The Lost World by Michael Crichton

The Lost World

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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.

In The Beauty Of The Lilies by John Updike

In The Beauty Of The Lilies

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In the Beauty of the Lilies begins in 1910 and traces God’s relation to four generations of American seekers, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey.

Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer

By:

#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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems

Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems

Platform: Super NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: JP Capcom; NA Capcom; EU Capcom

Bot Soccer

Bot Soccer

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Expert Software

Close Combat

Close Combat

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Microsoft

Eradicator

Eradicator

Platform: MS-DOS (Windows, OS X and Linux through Dosbox)

Genre: Shooter (first and third-person)

Publisher: Accolade Inc.

Fantasy General

Fantasy General

Platform: DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc. Mindscape GOG Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 14, 1996?

On February 14, 1996 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is February 14, 1996?

On February 14, 1996 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 14, 1996?

On February 14, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 14, 1996?

On February 14, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 14, 1996?

On February 14, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 14, 1996?

On February 14, 1996 several famous people were born including, Lucas Dell.

Which famous people died on February 14, 1996?

Famous people died on February 14, 1996 include, Caroline Blackwood, Ivan William Hannaford, Eva Hart.

What was the number one song in February 14, 1996?

The number one song in the week of February 14, 1996 was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey in US and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo in UK.

What were the top hits on February 14, 1996?

The top hits on February 14, 1996 were One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey, Missing by Everything But The Girl, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) by Whitney Houston in US and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo, Anything by 3T, Slight Return by The Bluetones in UK.