Wednesday October 23, 1996
US date format: 10/23/1996, UK date format: 23/10/1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 23, 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.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio.
In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits.
The English Patient, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Staying Alive.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Casual Romance Club or 9: The Last Resort.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 23, 1996?
- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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- New York Yankees set record by coming back from 6-0 in World Series game to beat Atlanta Braves 8-6, also set record of 7th straight road win
- The O. J. Simpson civil trial begins in Santa Monica, California.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 23, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
- Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
- BLACKstreet - No Diggity
- Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever
- No Mercy - Where Do You Go
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- Eric Clapton - Change The World
- Babyface - This Is For The Lover In You
- AZ Yet - Last Night
- Merril Bainbridge - Mouth
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre) - No Diggity
- Babyface Featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley & Jeffrey Daniels - This Is For The Lover In You
- Az Yet - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")
- Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage - Nobody
- Mint Condition - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
- Ginuwine - Pony
- Dru Hill - Tell Me (From "Eddie")
- Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew
- Keith Sweat - Twisted
- Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan - Missing You (From "Set It Off")
Sport Games on October 23, 1996
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Hertha - Oldenburg : 1 - 0
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Ath Madrid - Vallecano : 1 - 3
- Compostela - Ath Bilbao : 1 - 1
- Espanol - Hercules : 2 - 1
- Logrones - Valladolid : 0 - 1
- Oviedo - Betis : 1 - 1
- Feyenoord - AZ Alkmaar : 1 - 0
- Heerenveen - PSV Eindhoven : 0 - 1
- NAC Breda - Groningen : 1 - 1
- Nijmegen - For Sittard : 1 - 1
- Roda JC - Vitesse : 1 - 1
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