|World Series Champions:
||New York Yankees
|Superbowl XXX Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Pete Sampras/Steffi Graf
||Richard Krajiceck/Steffi Graf
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
||Cal Ripkin broke Lou Gehrig's consective
MLB game record when he played game number 2,131
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
"You had me at 'hello'"
- Renée Zellweger, 'Jerry Maguire'
"Show me the Money!"
- Cuba Gooding, Jr., in 'Jerry Maguire'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Shawntel Smith (Muldrow, OK)
||Ali Landry (Louisiana)
United States campaign finance controversy was an
alleged effort by the People's Republic of China to
domestic American politics during the Clinton
administration and also involved the fund-raising
practices of the administration itself.
Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber was captured. He
had killed d injured 23 people in his 17-year spree.
He was turned in by his brother, david, who recognized
theiing style and te content his brother was talking
Rap Star Murder:
Tupac Shakur killed in a drive-by shooting in Las
Beauty Pagean Queen Murder:
JonBenet ramsey was found killed in her basement,
and the killer was never found.
Actress Overdose Death:
Margaux Hemingway, age 42, from a deliberate overdose
Jim Carrey was the first actor to make $20,000,000
to star in a single film, The Cable Guy.
started her famous book club.
Febreze fabric refesher began test-marketing in 1996.
By 1998, it was sold nation-wide.
In 1996, Travelocity opened online. Early on, it
was primarily travel agents who booked flights on
Animal Hero: Binti,
a gorilla at the Brookfield Illinois Zoo, grabbed
a 3 year-old who had fallen in the cage, protected
him from the other apes, and delivered him o zoo personel
at the gate.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1996: $1,085,000
Doing the Macarena
Playing wi Tickle Me Elmo
Reading Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
|1st appearances & 1996's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Tickle Me Elmo, Toy Story toys, Pokemon,
Beanie Babies catch on, although they had been around
since 1993. The McDonalds mini-beanie-babie giveway
fueled the madness.
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||The English Patient
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
|1. Independence Day
3. Mission: Impossible
4. Jerry Maguire
6. 101 Dalmations
7. The Rock
8. The Nutty Professor
9. The Birdcage
10. A Time To Kill
|1996 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. E.R. (NBC)
2. Seinfeld (NBC)
3. Suddenly Susan (NBC)
4. Friends (NBC)
5. The Naked Truth (NBC)
6. Fired Up (NBC)
7. The Single Guy (NBC)
8. Home Improvement (ABC)
9. Touched By An Angetl (CBS)
10. 60 Minutes (CBS)
Number One Songs
December 2, 1995 - March 22, 1996:
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
March 23 - May 3:
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
May 4 - May 17:
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
May 18 - July 12:
Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs N Harmony
July 13 - July 26:
How Do U Want It - 2Pac featuring K-Ci and JoJo
July 27 - August 2:
You're Makin' Me High - Toni Braxton
August 3 - November 9:
Macarena (Bayside Boys remix) -Los Del Rio
November 9 - December 6:
No Diggity - Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre
December 7, 1996 - February 21, 1997:
Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton