Saturday March 16, 1996
US date format: 3/16/1996, UK date format: 16/3/1996
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 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 March people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits.
The Dress, directed by Alex van Warmerdam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Guilty As Sin by Tami Hoag was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Dana Carvey Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Civilization II or Complete Onside Soccer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 16, 1996?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
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- Mike Tyson knocks out Frank Bruno in second round.
- Robert Mugabe is reelected president of Zimbabwe, although only 32 percent of the electorate actually voted.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 16, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- R. Kelly - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- Joan Osborne - One Of Us
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
- La Bouche - Be My Lover
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- R. Kelly Featuring Ronald Isley - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- D'Angelo - Lady
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Joe - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Total - No One Else
- Chantay Savage - I Will Survive
- Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check/Everything Remains Raw
- Xscape Featuring MC Lyte - Can't Hang/Do You Want To
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
Sport Games on March 16, 1996
- Atlanta Hawks - San Antonio Spurs : 92 - 119
- Chicago Bulls - New Jersey Nets : 97 - 93
- Miami Heat - Houston Rockets : 121 - 97
- Milwaukee Bucks - Golden State Warriors : 94 - 99
- Philadelphia 76ers - New York Knicks : 88 - 94
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Lierse - Germinal : 2 - 1
- Lommel - Mechelen : 2 - 1
- Standard - Seraing : 3 - 0
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Bayern Munich - Kaiserslautern : 2 - 0
- Ein Frankfurt - Leverkusen : 1 - 1
- Schalke 04 - Uerdingen : 1 - 1
- St Pauli - M'gladbach : 0 - 2
- Stuttgart - Dortmund : 0 - 5
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Bielefeld - Meppen : 2 - 2
- Mannheim - Hannover : 1 - 0
- Wolfsburg - Wattenscheid : 1 - 0
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 16If March 16, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 6 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 23 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?