Friday March 22, 1996
US date format: 3/22/1996, UK date format: 22/3/1996
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 22, 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 Martin Chirac and Luis Davila.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion.
In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits.
A Family Thing, directed by Richard Pearce, 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 Fluid (video game) or The Adventures of Lomax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 22, 1996?
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- The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- World Water Day.
- Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
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- STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit.
- Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International.
- Capcom releases the Resident Evil game for the PlayStation in the US. The game innovates by creating the survival-horror genre.
- Sweden's Finance Minister Göran Persson becomes the new Prime Minister of Sweden.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 22, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry
- Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
- R. Kelly - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- Alanis Morissette - Ironic
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
- Joan Osborne - One Of Us
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
- Joe - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Chantay Savage - I Will Survive
- Total - No One Else
- Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check/Everything Remains Raw
- LL Cool J - Doin It
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
Sport Games on March 22, 1996
- Atlanta Hawks - Charlotte Hornets : 117 - 92
- Cleveland Cavaliers - Utah Jazz : 75 - 88
- Denver Nuggets - Boston Celtics : 98 - 99
- Miami Heat - Milwaukee Bucks : 122 - 106
- Minnesota Timberwolves - Dallas Mavericks : 110 - 84
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Charleroi - Standard : 2 - 2
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Karlsruhe - Hamburg : 3 - 1
- Munich 1860 - Schalke 04 : 1 - 1
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Hertha - Bielefeld : 0 - 0
- Wolfsburg - Mannheim : 2 - 0
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