Thursday February 29, 1996

US date format: 2/29/1996, UK date format: 29/2/1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 29, 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 Korede Bello . 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 Contagion by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Marisol. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Daikaijuu Monogatari II or Alien Trilogy.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Soyuz TM-23, lands
  • In Lumberton, North Carolina, Daniel Green is convicted of the murder of James Jordan, the father of famous basketball player; Michael Jordan.
  • Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes, killing 123 people.
  • Faucett Flight 251 en route from Lima to Rodriguez Ballon airport crashes into a mountain near Arequipa; all 123 people on board are killed.
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Movies

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Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States of America

Shaman

Shaman

Directed by: Bartabas

Starring: Spartak Fedotov, Igor Gotsmanov

The Arrival

The Arrival

Directed by: David Twohy

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

If Lucy Fell

If Lucy Fell

Directed by: Eric Schaeffer

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Eric Schaeffer, Ben Stiller, Elle Macpherson

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 29, 1996?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  2. - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  3. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  4. - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
  5. - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
  6. - No One Else
  7. - Soon As I Get Home
  8. - Get Money
  9. - Lady
  10. - Tonite's Tha Night
Sport Games on February 29, 1996

Sport Games on February 29, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Milwaukee Bucks : 95 - 86
  • Dallas Mavericks - Denver Nuggets : 137 - 120
  • Golden State Warriors - Indiana Pacers : 85 - 94
  • Orlando Magic - New Jersey Nets : 114 - 98
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Houston Rockets : 95 - 109
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TV Series

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Marisol

Marisol

Directed by: Eugene Martin

Bî-Faitâ Kabuto

Bî-Faitâ Kabuto

Muppets Tonight

Muppets Tonight

Naked: Stories of Men

Naked: Stories of Men

High Incident

High Incident

Days to next February 29

If February 29, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 7 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Bad Hare Day by R.L. Stine

Bad Hare Day

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Hoping to be a real magician someday, Tim Swanson practices the tricks performed by his idol, Amaz-O, but when Tim attends one of Amaz-O's shows, he is disappointed to learn that his hero is a grump and decides to steal …

Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

Shock Wave

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A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic... A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius... A Devastating New Technology... NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths

Behind The Lines by W. E. B. Griffin

Behind The Lines

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Behind the Lines is W. E. B. Griffin's powerful novel of World War II -- and the courage, patriotism, and sacrifice of those who fought it.By

Absolute Power by David Baldacci

Absolute Power

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In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall.

Contagion by Robin Cook

Contagion

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In a story of the dangers of managed health care, ophthalmologist-turned-foresic pathologist John Stapleton investigates a series of virulent and lethal illnesses targeting more costly patients of a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Daikaijuu Monogatari II

Daikaijuu Monogatari II

Platform: SNES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Tactical RPG

Publisher: Nintendo

Complete Onside Soccer

Complete Onside Soccer

Platform: PlayStation Microsoft Windows MS-DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Telstar Electronic Studios

Alien Trilogy

Alien Trilogy

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, MS-DOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Tetris Plus

Tetris Plus

Platform: Arcade Game Boy PlayStation Sega Saturn

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Bulletproof Software Jaleco Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 29, 1996?

On February 29, 1996 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is February 29, 1996?

On February 29, 1996 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 29, 1996?

On February 29, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 29, 1996?

On February 29, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 29, 1996?

On February 29, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 29, 1996?

On February 29, 1996 several famous people were born including, Korede Bello.

Which famous people died on February 29, 1996?

Famous people died on February 29, 1996 include, Wes Farrell, John Grant, Joe Minogue.

What was the number one song in February 29, 1996?

The number one song in the week of February 29, 1996 was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey in US and Children by Robert Miles in UK.

What were the top hits on February 29, 1996?

The top hits on February 29, 1996 were One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey, Not Gon' Cry by Mary J. Blige, Sittin' Up In My Room by Brandy in US and Children by Robert Miles, How Deep Is Your Love by Take That, Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis in UK.


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