Monday May 20, 1996

US date format: 5/20/1996, UK date format: 20/5/1996

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 20, 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 Caleda Cooper and Brennan Benko. 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. Hard Core Logo, directed by Bruce McDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hum Dono. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arena: Maze of Death or Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
  • The ''MV Bukoba'' sinks in Tanzanian waters in Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000 in one of Africa's worst maritime disasters.
  • The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
  • Swede Göran Kropp reaches the Mount Everest summit alone without oxygen, after having bicycled there from Sweden.
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Movies

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Hard Core Logo

Hard Core Logo

Directed by: Bruce McDonald

Starring: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson

Echte Kerle

Echte Kerle

Directed by: Rolf Silber

Starring: Christoph M. Ohrt, Carin C. Tietze, Tim Bergmann, Oliver Stokowski

DragonHeart

DragonHeart

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina Meyer, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States of America

Eddie

Eddie

Directed by: Steve Rash

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins

Tierra

Tierra

Directed by: Julio Medem

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

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Music charts

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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Tha Crossroads
  2. - You're The One
  3. - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
  4. - Get Money
  5. - Keep On, Keepin' On (From "Sunset Park")
  6. - Always Be My Babyyoutube
  7. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  8. - Get On Up
  9. - Kissin' You
  10. - Touch Me Tease Me (From "The Nutty Professor")
Sport Games on May 20, 1996

Sport Games on May 20, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Utah Jazz - Seattle SuperSonics : 87 - 91
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Duisburg - Chemnitz : 1 - 0
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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

Placas

Placas

Days to next May 20

If May 20, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 4 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power

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In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall.

Hitler'S Willing Executioners by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Hitler'S Willing Executioners

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A work of the utmost importance--as authoritative as it is explosive--Hitler's Willing Executioners will fundamentally change our perception of the Holocaust and of Germany in the Nazi period.

It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

It Takes A Village

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In celebration of the tenth anniversary of It Takes a Village, this splendid edition includes photographs and a new Introduction by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.A

Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

The Tenth Insight by James Redfield

The Tenth Insight

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240pages. in8. Broché.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Arena: Maze of Death

Arena: Maze of Death

Platform: Sega Game Gear

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

BurningMUD

BurningMUD

Genre: Fantasy MUD

CyberJudas

CyberJudas

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Presidential simulation game

Publisher: Merit Studios

Gender Wars

Gender Wars

Platform: DOS

Genre: Real time tactics, action

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Sales Curve

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Palm OS, Windows Mobile

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: EU SCEE; NA THQ


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