Wednesday January 17, 1996
US date format: 1/17/1996, UK date format: 17/1/1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Caitlin Sanchez and Sebastian Villalobos.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits.
The Spitfire Grill, directed by Lee David Zlotoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Shock Wave by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Marisol.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Firo & Klawd or Battle Garegga.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 17, 1996?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
- Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old American child victim and namesake for the AMBER Alert system, is murdered in Arlington, Texas.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 17, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
- Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
- Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Faith Evans - Soon As I Get Home
- LL Cool J - Hey Lover
- Kris Kross - Tonite's Tha Night
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Jodeci - Love U 4 Life
- Xscape - Who Can I Run To
- Terry Ellis - Where Ever You Are
Sport Games on January 17, 1996
- Golden State Warriors - Minnesota Timberwolves : 88 - 98
- Houston Rockets - Denver Nuggets : 120 - 112
- Indiana Pacers - Atlanta Hawks : 93 - 102
- Milwaukee Bucks - Philadelphia 76ers : 111 - 100
- New Jersey Nets - Charlotte Hornets : 97 - 93
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Hearts - Celtic : 1 - 2
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 17If January 17, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 8 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 23 days.
What news were making the headlines those days in January 1996?
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?