Sunday March 17, 1996, St. Patrick's Day
US date format: 3/17/1996, UK date format: 17/3/1996
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Alain Jérôme .
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 Alpine Racer 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 17, 1996?
- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
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- Bus Stop closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
- Getting Away With Murder opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances
- Mike Tyson beats Frank Bruno in third round to gain Heavyweight title.
- Sri Lanka wins the Cricket World Cup by storming to a Seven wicket victory against the tournament favourite Australia.
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- Alain Jérôme: French journalist, television presenter...
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 17, 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 17, 1996
- Dallas Mavericks - Portland Trail Blazers : 86 - 112
- Denver Nuggets - Detroit Pistons : 81 - 91
- New Jersey Nets - Boston Celtics : 106 - 107
- Orlando Magic - Los Angeles Lakers : 98 - 97
- Phoenix Suns - Charlotte Hornets : 102 - 103
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Aalst - Waregem : 1 - 1
- Antwerp - Anderlecht : 1 - 1
- Cercle Brugge - St Truiden : 2 - 1
- Gent - Club Brugge : 0 - 2
- Harelbeke - Beveren : 1 - 0
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Dusseldorf - Karlsruhe : 2 - 0
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Bochum - Lubeck : 3 - 1
- Unterhaching - F Koln : 2 - 0
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?