Friday May 17, 1996

US date format: 5/17/1996, UK date format: 17/5/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Sam King and Ryan Ochoa. 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 Bad As I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hum Dono. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi or Dragon Force.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe.
  • 28 ampndash Atal Bihari Vajpayee, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, is elected the new prime minister of India, replacing P. V. Narasimha Rao of the Indian National Congress. However, the party does not receive an overall majority and Vajpayee resigns 13 days later rather than face a no confidence vote, and is replaced by the United Front, led Deve Gowda.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, is elected as Prime Minister of India, replacing P. V. Narasimha Rao of the Indian National Congress. However, the party does not receive an overall majority and Vajpayee resigns thirteen days later rather than face a no confidence vote, and is replaced by the United Front leader, Deve Gowda.

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Movies

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Tierra

Tierra

Directed by: Julio Medem

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

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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

Country: United States of America

Spy Hard

Spy Hard

Directed by: Rick Friedberg

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

Over the Wire

Over the Wire

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

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

Killer Barbys

Killer Barbys

Directed by: Jesús Franco

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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 17, 1996?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Tha Crossroads
  2. - You're The One
  3. - Always Be My Babyyoutube
  4. - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
  5. - Keep On, Keepin' On (From "Sunset Park")
  6. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  7. - Count On Me (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  8. - Lady
  9. - A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (From "A Thin Line...")
  10. - Touch Me Tease Me (From "The Nutty Professor")

TV Series

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Hum Dono

Hum Dono

Directed by: B. S. Glaad

Tattoon Master

Tattoon Master

Recovery

Recovery

Directed by: Marcus Scott

The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

Klub NLO

Klub NLO

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

Country: Bulgaria

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 4 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Bad As I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown

Bad As I Wanna Be

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A wild ride inside the glowing head of Dennis Rodman--the NBA's greatest rebounder and America's most outspoken and outrageous athlete.When Sports Illustrated put the man they call "America's most provocative athlete" on their cover, they sold more copies than any …

Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose

Undaunted Courage

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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

Her Own Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Her Own Rules

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Meredith Stratton worked hard to become a successful businesswoman—and now she owns six elegant inns all over the world. But on a trip abroad she is struck by a strange illness,

Malice by Danielle Steel

Malice

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In her 37th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells the compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome a shattering betrayal, and the cruelest kind of malice.At

How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bahamut Lagoon

Bahamut Lagoon

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Square

Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn Super Nintendo

Genre: Compilation (various)

Publisher: Midway Games

Blazing Dragons

Blazing Dragons

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Crystal Dynamics

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Bandai

Dragon Force

Dragon Force

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Real-time strategy, real-time tactics

Publisher: NA Working Designs

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 17, 1996?

On May 17, 1996 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 17, 1996?

On May 17, 1996 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 17, 1996?

On May 17, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 17, 1996?

On May 17, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 17, 1996?

On May 17, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 17, 1996?

On May 17, 1996 several famous people were born including, Sam King, Ryan Ochoa.

Which famous people died on May 17, 1996?

Famous people died on May 17, 1996 include, Willi Daume, Scott Evans Brayton, Willis Conover.

What was the number one song in May 17, 1996?

The number one song in the week of May 17, 1996 was Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in US and Fastlove by George Michael in UK.

What were the top hits on May 17, 1996?

The top hits on May 17, 1996 were Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey, Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion in US and Fastlove by George Michael, Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit by Gina G, Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison in UK.


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