Saturday February 24, 1996
US date format: 2/24/1996, UK date format: 24/2/1996
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 24, 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 February people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits.
Bloodsport 2, directed by Alan Mehrez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Five Days In Paris by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Marisol.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure or Frantic Flea.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 24, 1996?
- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
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- Cuba downs two US planes.
- The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
- Cuban fighter jets shoot down two American aircraft belonging to the Cuban exile group, Brothers to the Rescue. Cuban officials assert that they invaded Cuban airspace.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 24, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
- Total - No One Else
- Joe - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
- Kris Kross - Tonite's Tha Night
- Faith Evans - Soon As I Get Home
- Solo - Where Do U Want Me To Put It
- Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
- Junior M.A.F.I.A. Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. - Get Money
Sport Games on February 24, 1996
- Indiana Pacers - Charlotte Hornets : 104 - 90
- Los Angeles Clippers - Golden State Warriors : 80 - 86
- Los Angeles Lakers - Houston Rockets : 94 - 96
- New Jersey Nets - Cleveland Cavaliers : 74 - 103
- Sacramento Kings - Seattle SuperSonics : 91 - 104
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Dortmund - Hansa Rostock : 1 - 2
- Dusseldorf - Schalke 04 : 2 - 0
- Freiburg - Stuttgart : 2 - 1
- Karlsruhe - Werder Bremen : 1 - 1
- Munich 1860 - Ein Frankfurt : 3 - 1
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Santander - La Coruna : 2 - 1
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Derby - Portsmouth : 3 - 2
- Dundee - Airdrie : 2 - 0
- Dunfermline - Dundee United : 2 - 2
- Hamilton - Clydebank : 1 - 1
- Huddersfield - Crystal Palace : 2 - 0
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Days to next February 24If February 24, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 7 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months.
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