Wednesday May 15, 1996

US date format: 5/15/1996, UK date format: 15/5/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 15, 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 Birdy (musician) and Birdy . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Tierra, directed by Julio Medem, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Bad As I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hum Dono. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chex Quest or Blast Chamber.
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 15, 1996?


  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
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  • Nine hostages held by the Free Papua Organization in Irian Jaya are rescued after an operation by the Indonesian military; two other hostages are later found dead.

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Directed by: Julio Medem

Starring: Carmelo Gómez, Emma Suárez, Karra Elejalde, Silke

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

Country: United States of America

Spy Hard

Spy Hard

Directed by: Rick Friedberg

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning, Marcia Gay Harden

Over the Wire

Over the Wire

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

Starring: David Christensen, Landon Hall, Shauna O'Brien, Keith Lewis

Killer Barbys

Killer Barbys

Directed by: Jesús Franco

Starring: Santiago Segura, Mariangela Giordano, Aldo Sambrell, Charlie S. Chaplin

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 15, 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. - Keep On, Keepin' On (From "Sunset Park")
  6. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  7. - Count On Me (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  8. - Lady
  9. - A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (From "A Thin Line...")
  10. - Touch Me Tease Me (From "The Nutty Professor")
Sport Games on May 15, 1996

Sport Games on May 15, 1996


American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Orlando Magic : 88 - 96
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Mannheim : 2 - 2
  • Chemnitz - Mainz : 0 - 3
  • CZ Jena - Duisburg : 2 - 4
  • Nurnberg - Zwickau : 2 - 1
  • Wolfsburg - Hannover : 3 - 3
See all Football game results of May 15, 1996

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Espanol - Barcelona : 1 - 1
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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



Directed by: Marcus Scott

The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

Klub NLO

Klub NLO

Starring: Teodor Elmazov, Katerina Evro, Velko Kynev, Georgi Mamalev

Country: Bulgaria

Days to next May 15

If May 15, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 4 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 21 days.

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Bad As I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown

Bad As I Wanna Be


A wild ride inside the glowing head of Dennis Rodman--the NBA's greatest rebounder and America's most outspoken and outrageous athlete.When Sports Illustrated put the man they call "America's most provocative athlete" on their cover, they sold more copies than any …

Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose

Undaunted Courage


From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one

Her Own Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Her Own Rules


Meredith Stratton worked hard to become a successful businesswoman—and now she owns six elegant inns all over the world. But on a trip abroad she is struck by a strange illness,

Malice by Danielle Steel



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

How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan

How Stella Got Her Groove Back


Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chex Quest

Chex Quest

Platform: MS-DOS Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Digital Café

Dancing Eyes

Dancing Eyes

Publisher: Namco

Bottom of the 9th

Bottom of the 9th

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge

BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge

Platform: Satellaview

Publisher: Nintendo

Blast Chamber

Blast Chamber

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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