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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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Movies

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Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Starring: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Country: United States of America

A Summer's Tale

A Summer's Tale

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurelia Nolin

Ridicule

Ridicule

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Patrice Leconte

Starring: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

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The Rock

The Rock

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Country: United States of America

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Tierra

Tierra

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Julio Medem

Starring: Carmelo Gómez, Emma Suárez, Karra Elejalde, Silke

Books

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First King Of Shannara by Terry Brooks

First King Of Shannara

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Horrified by the misuse of magic they had witnessed during the First War of the Races, the Druids at Paranor devoted themselves to the study of the old sciences, from the

Lost Laysen by Debra Freer

Lost Laysen

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A long-lost novel by the author of Gone with the Wind provides richly romantic saga of a stormy love triangle and characters torn between passion and honor, whose

In The Presence Of The Enemy by Elizabeth George

In The Presence Of The Enemy

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Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions.

Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Simple Abundance

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROver 7 million copies sold in 30 languages!Simple Abundance is a book of evocative essays - one for every day of the year - for women who wish to live by their own lights.

Blood Sport by James B. Stewart

Blood Sport

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Discusses the truth about Whitewater, Vince Foster's suicide, and other White House scandals, explaining how these episodes have been exploited, White House reaction, and the future of the presidency