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Friday 24 May 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Matthew Eappen and Carter Reynolds. 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 Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hum Dono. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Escape Velocity or Fable.
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What the sky looked like on 24 May 1996

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Hard Core Logo

Directed by: Bruce McDonald

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

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Echte Kerle

Directed by: Rolf Silber

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

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Directed by: Rob Cohen

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

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve Rash

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

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Directed by: Julio Medem

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Hum Dono

Directed by: B. S. Glaad

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Tattoon Master

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Directed by: Marcus Scott

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The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1996 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Matthew Eappen: American baby who died 2/09/1997 shortly before 11:00 AM, allegedly killed by Louise Woodward, an English teenager who was caring for him.
  • Carter Reynolds: Vine Star.
  • Racingcatz : YouTube Star.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Spy Hard, starring Leslie Nielsen is released

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Sport Games on 24 May 1996

American Basketball
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Utah Jazz : 76 - 96
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Chemnitz - Bochum : 0 - 2
  • F Koln - Meppen : 0 - 0
  • Mannheim - Mainz : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 24 May 1996

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 24, 1996 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1996 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
  2. SWV - You're The One
  3. All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...") - Joe
  4. Get Money - Junior M.A.F.I.A. Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
  5. Keep On, Keepin' On (From "Sunset Park") - MC Lyte Featuring Xscape
  6. Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
  7. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - R. Kelly Featuring Ronald Isley
  8. Jodeci - Get On Up
  9. Total - Kissin' You
  10. Touch Me Tease Me (From "The Nutty Professor") - Case Featuring Foxxy Brown
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Amarte A Ti - Cristian
  2. El Circo - Los Tigres del Norte
  3. Basta Ya! - Olga Tanon
  4. Por Amarte - Enrique Iglesias
  5. Puedes Llegar - Voces Unidas
  6. De Repente - Soraya
  7. La Mafia - Un Millon De Rosas
  8. Te Aprovechas - Limite
  9. Una Noche Mas - Liberacion
  10. Yo Te Amare - La Mafia
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. George Michael - Fastlove
  2. Gina G - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit
  3. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  4. Suggs & Louchie Lou / Michie One - Cecilia
  5. Move Move Move (The Red Tribe) - 1996 Manchester United FA Cup Squad


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


By: Richard Paul Evans

"Of all, clockmakers and morticians should bear the keenest sense of priority-their lives daily spent in observance of the unflagging procession of time...

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The Rants

By: Dennis Miller

Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here The New York Times called Dennis Miller's The Rants "a pleasing mix of profanity and wit...that

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Emotional Intelligence

By: Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why.

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Blood Sport

By: James B. Stewart

Discusses the truth about Whitewater, Vince Foster's suicide, and other White House scandals, explaining how these episodes have been exploited, White House reaction, and the future of the presidency

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Diablo series

Diablo series

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Sierra Entertainment

Championship Manager 96/97

Championship Manager 96/97

Platform: PC/Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Ambrosia Software


Platform: DOS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: NA Sir-Tech; EU Telstar Electronic Studios

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Frantic Flea

Frantic Flea

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: GameTek

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Tom Thumb

Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection

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Celtic Pride

Studio: Hollywood

Format: VHS release

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Oliver Twist

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Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release

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Barb Wire

Studio: Gramercy Pictures

Format: VHS release

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