Wednesday January 31, 1996

US date format: 1/31/1996, UK date format: 31/1/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Joel Courtney and Jack54HD . In that special week of January people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Beautiful Girls, directed by Ted Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Shock Wave by Clive Cussler 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 Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
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Events

  • Colombo Central Bank bombing: an explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank in Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing at least 86 people and injuring 1,400.
  • Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
  • An explosion in Shaoyang, China kills 122 people and injures over 400 when 10 short tons (9.1 t) of dynamite in an illegal explosives warehouse underneath an apartment building detonate.
  • An amateur astronomer from southern Japan discovers Comet Hyakutake; it will pass very close to the Earth in March.

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Movies

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Beautiful Girls

Beautiful Girls

Directed by: Ted Demme

Starring: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Country: United States of America

The Other Side of Sunday

The Other Side of Sunday

Directed by: Berit Nesheim

Starring: Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Sylvia Salvesen

Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay

Country: United States of America

Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

Directed by: Bryan Gordon

Starring: Josh Charles, Anne Heche, John Goodman, Christine Lahti

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

Directed by: John Henderson

Starring: Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, Ian Holm, Harris Yulin

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Music charts

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Sport Games on January 31, 1996

Sport Games on January 31, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Los Angeles Clippers - San Antonio Spurs : 106 - 115
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Cleveland Cavaliers : 71 - 81
  • Phoenix Suns - Atlanta Hawks : 120 - 84
  • Utah Jazz - Portland Trail Blazers : 98 - 94
  • Vancouver Grizzlies - Boston Celtics : 98 - 131
See all Basketball game results of January 31, 1996

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Luton - Sheffield United : 1 - 0
  • St Mirren - Morton : 0 - 1
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Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Crewe : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of January 31, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Aston Villa - Liverpool : 0 - 2
  • Nott'm Forest - Leeds : 2 - 1
  • Southampton - Man City : 1 - 1
  • West Ham - Coventry : 3 - 2
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TV Series

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Marisol

Marisol

Directed by: Eugene Martin

The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

Directed by: Errol Morris

Tin dei nam yee

Tin dei nam yee

Second Noah

Second Noah

Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî

Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî

Days to next January 31

If January 31, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 7 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

Shock Wave

By:

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

Hide & Seek by James Patterson

Hide & Seek

By:

Will be shipped from US. Brand new copy.

Contagion by Robin Cook

Contagion

By:

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

Behind The Lines by W. E. B. Griffin

Behind The Lines

By:

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

The Judge by Steve Martini

The Judge

By:

When Judge Armando Acosta is charged with soliciting a prostitute, attorney Paul Madriani is less than sympathetic. Nevertheless, Madriani is forced to defend his old nemesis.

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

Deadly Tide

Deadly Tide

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?

Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?

Platform: DOS, Windows, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Psygnosis (PC, PSX) Sega (Saturn)

The Chaos Engine 2

The Chaos Engine 2

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Renegade Software (UK), Time Warner Interactive (US)

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon

Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Decathlon

Publisher: Dallas Multimedia

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 31, 1996?

On January 31, 1996 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 31, 1996?

On January 31, 1996 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on January 31, 1996?

On January 31, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 31, 1996?

On January 31, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 31, 1996?

On January 31, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 31, 1996?

On January 31, 1996 several famous people were born including, Joel Courtney, Jack54HD , Ana Golja.

Which famous people died on January 31, 1996?

Famous people died on January 31, 1996 include, Gustave Solomon.

What was the number one song in January 31, 1996?

The number one song in the week of January 31, 1996 was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey in US and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo in UK.

What were the top hits on January 31, 1996?

The top hits on January 31, 1996 were One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) by Whitney Houston, Missing by Everything But The Girl in US and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo, Anything by 3T, Slight Return by The Bluetones in UK.


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