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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1996: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1996?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1996 Michael Johnson breaks the 200m world record by 0.30 seconds with a time of 19.32 seconds at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 04 Aug 1996 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies
  • 05 Aug 1996 Dallas Cowboys play Kansas City Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
  • 06 Aug 1996 NASA announces that the Allan Hills 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, may contain evidence of primitive lifeforms.
  • 09 Aug 1996 Boris Yeltsin is sworn in at the Kremlin for a second term as President of Russia.
  • 10 Aug 1996 Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate
  • 11 Aug 1996 Thousand Clowns, closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performs
  • 12 Aug 1996 Breakfast on Fox premieres
  • 13 Aug 1996 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
  • 14 Aug 1996 A rocket ignited during a fireworks display in Arequipa, Peru knocks down a high-tension power cable into a dense crowd, electrocuting 35 people.
  • 15 Aug 1996 Bob Dole is nominated for President of the United States, and Jack Kemp for Vice President, at the Republican National Convention in San Diego, California.
  • 16 Aug 1996 Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, Illinois. After a three year old boy falls into the deep gorilla enclosure, Binti Jua, a female silverback gorilla sits with the injured boy until his rescue. Video of the ape's actions make her world famous.
  • 17 Aug 1996 Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
  • 18 Aug 1996 The San Jose Mercury News publishes Gary Webb's three-part series on the Reagan CIA's role in crack cocaine importation to fund the Contras.
  • 20 Aug 1996 A thousands-large protest in Seoul, calling for reunification with North Korea, is broken up by riot police.
  • 21 Aug 1996 Hughie, opens at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City
  • 22 Aug 1996 Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
  • 23 Aug 1996 Osama bin Laden allegedly writes "The Declaration of Jihad on the Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Sacred Places," his first open call for war.
  • 24 Aug 1996 Microsoft releases Windows NT 4.0, with graphical user interface similar to that of Windows 95. The software comprises 16.5 million lines of code. Code-name during development was Cairo.
  • 25 Aug 1996 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • 26 Aug 1996 Chun Doo-hwan is sentenced to death, after being found guilty of mutiny and treason.
  • 28 Aug 1996 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants vs. Middlesex
  • 29 Aug 1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are re-nominated at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 30 Aug 1996 The attempted raising of a 15-tonne section of the RMS Titanic fails, as 1,700 spectators, including survivors of the wreckage, watch.

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Movies

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Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

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Sleepers

Sleepers

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Country: United States of America

Bound

Bound

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Country: United States of America

Pusher

Pusher

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Slavko Labovic

Swingers

Swingers

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1996?
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Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

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Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the …

Melody by V.C. Andrews

Melody

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Melody Logan knew her beautiful mother, Haille, was unhappy in their hardscrabble mining town....But with her wonderful father's unwavering love, Melody always felt safe -- until a dreadful mine accident ripped her from her family's moorings.

Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

The Choice by Bob Woodward

The Choice

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The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants,