Thursday October 24, 1996
US date format: 10/24/1996, UK date format: 24/10/1996
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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.
Famous people born on this day include Justin Burke and NereusGod .
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 Dinosaur Safari or The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 24, 1996?
- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
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- Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
- The Marcopper Mine Disaster occurs dumping toxic copper tailings into the Boac River.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 24, 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 24, 1996
- Ajax - Waalwijk : 2 - 0
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?