Monday May 20, 1996

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

The day of the week was Monday, under the astrological sign of Taurus (see Chinese Zodiac and Moon Sign on May 20, 1996).

Famous birthdays on this day include Brennan Benko and Caleda Cooper.

The number one song in US was Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Fastlove by George Michael was #1 song in the UK.

DragonHeart, directed by Rob Cohen, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1996 while It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Hum Dono. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Azrael's Tear or 16 Tales.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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May 20, 1996 Events

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Historical 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.
  • Members of the Armed Islamic Group in Algeria kill 7 French Trappist monks, after talks with French government concerning the imprisonment of several GIA sympathisers break down.
  • Gay rights – Romer v. Evans: The Supreme Court of the United States rules against a law that prevents any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of homosexuals.

See also

What happened on May 20 in history? Find out the list of May 20th major events

What was 1996 famous for? Discover everything about 1996

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May 20, 1996 Famous Birthdays


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DragonHeart

DragonHeart

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Rob Cohen

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

Country: United States of America

Hard Core Logo

Hard Core Logo

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Bruce McDonald

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

Echte Kerle

Echte Kerle

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Rolf Silber

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

Eddie

Eddie

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Steve Rash

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

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Tha Crossroads
  2. - Always Be My Babyyoutube
  3. - Because You Loved Meyoutube
  4. - Nobody Knows
  5. - Ironic

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Fastlove
  2. - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit
  3. - Return Of The Mack
  4. - Cecilia
  5. - Move Move Move (The Red Tribe)

Top #5 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")

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Amarte A Ti
  2. - El Circo
  3. - Basta Ya!
  4. - Por Amarte
  5. - Puedes Llegar
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

Release year: 1996

Directed by: B. S. Glaad

Tattoon Master

Tattoon Master

Release year: 1996

Recovery

Recovery

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Marcus Scott

The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Release year: 1996

Directed by: John Fortenberry

Magazine Covers

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Books

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It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

It Takes A Village

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This stunning edition celebrates the tenth anniversary and includes photos and a new introduction by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors

By:

Primary Colors offers a fascinating and insightful look behind modern American politics. It is a hilarious, wise, dramatic story that features characters and events that are similar to some real-life people.

Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans

Timepiece

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"Clockmakers and morticians must have the sharpest sense of priority - their lives should be spent daily in the observation of the unflagging march of time...

Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power

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A man and woman fall in love behind a secret wall, in a highly guarded mansion located in a wealthy suburb of Virginia.

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHis full name is Tom Booker. His voice can soothe wild horses and his touch can heal broken spirits. Annie Graves, a mother of two, has traveled across continents to Montana's Booker Ranch to help her …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Azrael's Tear

Azrael's Tear

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 95

Genre: Role-playing video game, Adventure, Science fiction

Publisher: Mindscape

16 Tales

16 Tales

Publisher: Lightspan

Crazy Drake

Crazy Drake

Platform: DOS, PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: One Reality, eGames

Conquest of the New World

Conquest of the New World

Platform: MS-DOS, Mac OS

Genre: Turn-based strategy game

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

Casual Romance Club

Casual Romance Club

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Sega Saturn

Genre: Eroge, Visual novel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 20, 1996?

On May 20, 1996 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is May 20, 1996?

On May 20, 1996 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 20, 1996?

On May 20, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 20, 1996?

On May 20, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 20, 1996?

On May 20, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 20, 1996?

On May 20, 1996 several famous people were born including, Brennan Benko, Caleda Cooper, Michael Brown.

Which famous people died on May 20, 1996?

Famous people died on May 20, 1996 include, Jon Pertwee, Jack Wyngaard, John Pertwee.

What was the number one song in May 20, 1996?

The number one song in the week of May 20, 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 20, 1996?

The top hits on May 20, 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.