Wednesday October 16, 1996
US date format: 10/16/1996, UK date format: 16/10/1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio.
In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits.
Maachis, directed by Gulzar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars or Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 16, 1996?
- Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 16, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
- Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever
- Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
- BLACKstreet - No Diggity
- No Mercy - Where Do You Go
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
- AZ Yet - Last Night
- Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre) - No Diggity
- Az Yet - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")
- Mint Condition - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
- Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage - Nobody
- Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew
- Dru Hill - Tell Me (From "Eddie")
- Ginuwine - Pony
- 112 Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. - Only You
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- SWV - Use Your Heart
Sport Games on October 16, 1996
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Norwich - Oldham : 2 - 0
- Port Vale - Crystal Palace : 0 - 2
- QPR - Bradford : 1 - 0
- Southend - Grimsby : 1 - 0
- Swindon - Huddersfield : 6 - 0
Division 2Football (United Kingdom)
- Millwall - Bury : 1 - 0
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