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..
Which were the important events of January 31, 1996?
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- 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.
- Gustave Solomon: American mathematician and engineer,...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 31, 1996?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
- Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
- Everything But The Girl - Missing
- Joan Osborne - One Of Us
- LL Cool J - Hey Lover
- Goo Goo Dolls - Name
- Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
- La Bouche - Be My Lover
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life
- Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
- Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
- Faith Evans - Soon As I Get Home
- Brandy - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale")
- Kris Kross - Tonite's Tha Night
- LL Cool J - Hey Lover
- Jodeci - Love U 4 Life
- Total - No One Else
Sport Games on January 31, 1996
- 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
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Luton - Sheffield United : 1 - 0
- St Mirren - Morton : 0 - 1
Division 2Football (United Kingdom)
- Bradford - Crewe : 2 - 1
Premier LeagueUK 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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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.