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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1996: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1996?


Events

  • 01 May 1996 Ideal Husband opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 03 May 1996 Martin Moxon and Michael Vaughan make 362 first wickett Yorks versus Glam.
  • 04 May 1996 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel.
  • 05 May 1996 Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore closes at Belasco after 12 performances
  • 06 May 1996 Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war
  • 07 May 1996 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown
  • 08 May 1996 New York Yankees' pitcher Dwight Gooden wins his first American League game beating Detroit Tigers 10-3.
  • 09 May 1996 South Africa's National Party pulls out of the coalition government formed two years earlier, and the African National Congress assumes full political control.
  • 10 May 1996 Twister premieres
  • 11 May 1996 Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
  • 12 May 1996 Inherit the Wind closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 13 May 1996 OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict.
  • 14 May 1996 New York Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0.
  • 15 May 1996 Nine hostages held by the Free Papua Organization in Irian Jaya are rescued after an operation by the Indonesian military; two other hostages are later found dead.
  • 16 May 1996 Sammy Sosa is first Chicago Cubs player to hit two homeruns in one inning.
  • 17 May 1996 Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe.
  • 18 May 1996 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner.
  • 19 May 1996 STS 77 (Endeavour 11), launches into orbit
  • 20 May 1996 Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
  • 21 May 1996 Blackout in many areas of Queens, New York
  • 22 May 1996 Tartuffe: Born Again, opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 23 May 1996 Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric
  • 24 May 1996 Spy Hard, starring Leslie Nielsen is released
  • 25 May 1996 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American.
  • 26 May 1996 Laura Davies wins J C Penney / LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • 28 May 1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
  • 29 May 1996 Space Shuttle STS 77 (Endeavour 11), lands.
  • 30 May 1996 69th US National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling "vivisepulture".
  • 31 May 1996 Mark Van Thillo and Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America

Books

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Knee Deep In Paradise by Brett Butler

Knee Deep In Paradise

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The star of the popular ABC-TV series Grace Under Fire recounts her childhood in the South as the daughter of an absent, alcoholic father, her experience with domestic abuse, and her

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

Say Cheese and Die - Again! by R.L. Stine

Say Cheese and Die - Again!

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Sourball. That's what Greg calls his English teacher, Mr. Saur. He's a real grouch. And he just gave Greg a big fat "F" on his oral report.He

Big Girls Don'T Cry by Connie Briscoe

Big Girls Don'T Cry

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In her eagerly-awaited second novelBig Girls Don't Cry, bestselling author Connie Briscoe (Sisters and Lovers) examines the issues faced by a young black woman determined to be successful both professionally and

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 …