Saturday February 17, 1996
US date format: 2/17/1996, UK date format: 17/2/1996
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 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 Sasha Pieterse and Lil Herb.
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 Deadly Tide or The Chaos Engine 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 17, 1996?
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- In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
- NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.
- In Philadelphia, Garry Kasparov beats "Deep Blue" in a second chess match.
- The 8.2 M Biak earthquake shakes the Papua province of eastern Indonesia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A large tsunami followed, leaving 166 people dead or missing and 423 injured.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 17, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
- Faith Evans - Soon As I Get Home
- Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
- Kris Kross - Tonite's Tha Night
- Total - No One Else
- Jodeci - Love U 4 Life
- Solo - Where Do U Want Me To Put It
- Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale")
Sport Games on February 17, 1996
- New York Knicks - New Jersey Nets : 77 - 82
- Orlando Magic - Miami Heat : 95 - 93
- Philadelphia 76ers - Cleveland Cavaliers : 82 - 97
- Portland Trail Blazers - Los Angeles Clippers : 96 - 100
- Toronto Raptors - Detroit Pistons : 95 - 108
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Bayern Munich - Karlsruhe : 1 - 4
- Stuttgart - Munich 1860 : 2 - 3
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Real Madrid - Valencia : 0 - 0
- Zaragoza - Salamanca : 1 - 1
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Cannes - Bastia : 1 - 0
- Gueugnon - Guingamp : 2 - 2
- Le Havre - Lille : 4 - 1
- Lens - Nantes : 2 - 1
- Lyon - Nice : 1 - 0
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on February 17, 1996?
On February 17, 1996 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is February 17, 1996?
On February 17, 1996 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.
Who was the US President on February 17, 1996?
On February 17, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 17, 1996?
On February 17, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on February 17, 1996?
On February 17, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on February 17, 1996?
On February 17, 1996 several famous people were born including, Sasha Pieterse, Lil Herb.
Which famous people died on February 17, 1996?
Famous people died on February 17, 1996 include, Jean Writer-Pierre, Michael Raptis, Henry Guinness.
What was the number one song in February 17, 1996?
The number one song in the week of February 17, 1996 was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey in US and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo in UK.
What were the top hits on February 17, 1996?
The top hits on February 17, 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.