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Thursday May 16, 1996

US date format: 5/16/1996, UK date format: 16/5/1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louisa Chirico . 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 Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hum Dono. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean or Archimedean Dynasty.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Julio Medem

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

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Mission: Impossible

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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

Country: United States

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Spy Hard

Directed by: Rick Friedberg

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

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Over the Wire

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

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

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Killer Barbys

Directed by: Jesús Franco

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Hum Dono

Directed by: B. S. Glaad

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Tattoon Master

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Directed by: Marcus Scott

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The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

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Klub NLO

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

Country: Bulgaria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1996 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sammy Sosa is first Chicago Cubs player to hit two homeruns in one inning.

Sport Games on 16 May 1996

American Basketball
  • San Antonio Spurs - Utah Jazz : 81 - 108
See all Basketball game results of 16 May 1996
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • F Koln - Leipzig : 2 - 1
  • Hertha - Meppen : 1 - 4
  • Unterhaching - Bochum : 4 - 2
  • Wattenscheid - Lubeck : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of 16 May 1996

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1996 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1996 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
  2. SWV - You're The One
  3. Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
  4. All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...") - Joe
  5. Keep On, Keepin' On (From "Sunset Park") - MC Lyte Featuring Xscape
  6. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - R. Kelly Featuring Ronald Isley
  7. Count On Me (From "Waiting To Exhale") - Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans
  8. D'Angelo - Lady
  9. A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (From "A Thin Line...") - H-Town
  10. Touch Me Tease Me (From "The Nutty Professor") - Case Featuring Foxxy Brown
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Basta Ya! - Olga Tanon
  2. El Circo - Los Tigres del Norte
  3. Amarte A Ti - Cristian
  4. Puedes Llegar - Voces Unidas
  5. De Repente - Soraya
  6. Shakira - Estoy Aqui
  7. Te Aprovechas - Limite
  8. Por Amarte - Enrique Iglesias
  9. Una Noche Mas - Liberacion
  10. Sin Ella - Michael Salgado
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. George Michael - Fastlove
  2. Gina G - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit
  3. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  4. Suggs & Louchie Lou / Michie One - Cecilia
  5. Move Move Move (The Red Tribe) - 1996 Manchester United FA Cup Squad


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Undaunted Courage

By: Stephen E. Ambrose

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

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Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot

By: Al Franken

In the grand satirical tradition of Swift, Rabelais, and Twain comes...Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations...a scathing--but uncompromisingly fair--look at America's largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican right. Penned

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Hitler'S Willing Executioners

By: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

A work of the utmost importance--as authoritative as it is explosive--Hitler's Willing Executioners will fundamentally change our perception of the Holocaust and of Germany in the Nazi period.

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Moonlight Becomes You

By: Mary Higgins Clark

From Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, a thriller “that grabs you with the first paragraph and never lets go” (USA TODAY) about a woman desperate to uncover the truth behind her beloved stepmother’s death.At

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Archimedean Dynasty

Archimedean Dynasty

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Submarine Flight simulator

Publisher: Blue Byte Software

Disney's Pocahontas

Disney's Pocahontas

Platform: Sega Genesis, Game Boy

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: NA Disney Interactive; EU Sega

3D Baseball

3D Baseball

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Sports

Publisher: JP BMG Japan; NA Crystal Dynamics (NA)

Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean

Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: RPG

Publisher: JP Sunsoft; NA Working Designs

Frantic Flea

Frantic Flea

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: GameTek

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

Studio: Fox

Format: VHS release

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Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release

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The Substitute

Studio: Live Entertainment

Format: VHS release

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The Birdcage

Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release

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The City of Lost Children

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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