Saturday October 26, 1996
US date format: 10/26/1996, UK date format: 26/10/1996
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 26, 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 Spencer Kane and Joe Taranto.
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 Escape Velocity or Donkey Kong Land 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 26, 1996?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
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- The New York Yankees win the World Series for the first time since 1978, defeating the Atlanta Braves 3–2 to win the series in 6 games.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 26, 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 26, 1996
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Charleroi - Mechelen : 1 - 0
- Genk - Cercle Brugge : 2 - 0
- Germinal - Aalst : 6 - 1
- Lierse - Gent : 2 - 1
- Molenbeek - Mouscron : 2 - 0
Bundesliga 1Football (Germany)
- Dortmund - Bielefeld : 5 - 0
- Dusseldorf - Bayern Munich : 0 - 2
- FC Koln - Schalke 04 : 3 - 1
- Hamburg - Karlsruhe : 2 - 0
- Munich 1860 - Duisburg : 1 - 1
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- Kaiserslautern - Oldenburg : 6 - 2
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Barcelona - Valencia : 3 - 2
- Betis - Espanol : 1 - 2
- Real Madrid - Tenerife : 0 - 0
- Sp Gijon - Ath Madrid : 0 - 1
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