Wednesday February 28, 1996
US date format: 2/28/1996, UK date format: 28/2/1996
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 28, 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 Bobbe' J Thompson and Bobb'e J. Thompson.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits.
Fargo, directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Bad Hare Day by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Marisol.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei-ō or 19XX: The War Against Destiny.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 28, 1996?
- Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
- Saint Silvana
- Saint Rufinus
- Saint Oswald (d. 992)
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- 38th Grammy Awards: "Jagged Little Pill" - Alanis Morisette wins.
- Canadian singer Alanis Morissette wins the top honor, Album of the Year award, at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. She is the youngest person to ever win this award, a record she held until 2010.
- In Lumberton, North Carolina, Daniel Green is convicted of the murder of James Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan.
- Faucett Flight 251 in route from Lima to Rodriguez Ballon airport crashes into a mountain near Arequipa all 123 people on board are killed.
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- Daniel Chipenda: Angolan politician, dies at age 64.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 28, 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")
- R. Kelly Featuring Ronald Isley - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
- Joe - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
- Total - No One Else
- Faith Evans - Soon As I Get Home
- Junior M.A.F.I.A. Featuring The Notorious B.I.G. - Get Money
- D'Angelo - Lady
- Kris Kross - Tonite's Tha Night
Sport Games on February 28, 1996
- Charlotte Hornets - Boston Celtics : 116 - 121
- Detroit Pistons - Seattle SuperSonics : 80 - 94
- Los Angeles Lakers - Vancouver Grizzlies : 99 - 80
- Miami Heat - Orlando Magic : 112 - 116
- New York Knicks - Sacramento Kings : 85 - 90
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Dunfermline - St Johnstone : 3 - 2
- Leicester - Derby : 0 - 0
- Norwich - Sheffield United : 0 - 0
- Stoke - Watford : 2 - 0
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Aston Villa - Blackburn : 2 - 0
- Go Ahead Eagles - Nijmegen : 2 - 2
- Graafschap - Heerenveen : 2 - 2
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Days to next February 28If February 28, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 6 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 4 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?