Tuesday December 31, 1996, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1996, UK date format: 31/12/1996
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 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 Khoudia Diop .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey.
In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits.
Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996
while Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Ball Z: The Legend or Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1996?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway is merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, making it one of the largest railroad mergers in U.S. history.
- The Hacienda in Las Vegas is imploded to make way for the Mandalay Bay.
- Khoudia Diop: Actress.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #11 songs in the UK
- Michael Jackson - Earth Song
- Boyzone - Father And Son
- The Prodigy - Breathe
- George Michael - Jesus To A Child
- Baby D - So Pure
- Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler - One And One
- Dunblane - Knockin' On Heaven's Door / Throw These Guns Away
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- Boyzone - A Different Beat
- Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
- Oasis - Wonderwall
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Days to next December 31If December 31, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 7 days.
What news were making the headlines those days in December 1997?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?