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1996 Trivia

<< - 1995
World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
Superbowl XXX Champions:
Dallas Cowboys
NBA Champions:
Chicago Bulls
Stanley Cup Champs:
Colorado Avalanche
U.S. Open Golf:
Steve Jones
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Pete Sampras/Steffi Graf
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Richard Krajiceck/Steffi Graf
NCAA Football Champions:
Florida
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky
Kentucky Derby:
Grindstone
Sports Highlights:
Cal Ripkin broke Lou Gehrig's consective MLB game record when he played game number 2,131
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Tyra Banks, Kathy Ireland, Valeria Mazza, Rebecca Romijn, Victoria Silvstedt, Niki Taylor
"The Quotes"

"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:
David Ho
Miss America:
Shawntel Smith (Muldrow, OK)
Miss USA:
Ali Landry (Louisiana)
The Scandals:

The United States campaign finance controversy was an alleged effort by the People's Republic of China to influence 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 about.

Rap Star Murder: Tupac Shakur killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

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 of phenobarbitol

Nerd News:

Jim Carrey was the first actor to make $20,000,000 to star in a single film, The Cable Guy.

Oprah 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 American Airlines.

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

The Habits:

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.
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Independence Day
2. Twister
3. Mission: Impossible
4. Jerry Maguire
5. Ransom
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)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1996 include:
Aaliyah, Alanis Morissette, Blackstreet, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Brandy, Busta Rhymes, Celine Dion, Coolio, Dr. Dre, Dru Hill, Faith Hill, Fugees, Gin Blossoms, Ginuwine, Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie & the Blowfish, Jay-Z, Jewel, Keith Sweat, La Bouche, Lauryn Hill, LeeAnn Rimes, LL Cool J, Los Del Rio, Mariah Carey, Monica, No Doubt, Oasis, 112, R. Kelly, Ricky Martin, The Smashing Pumpkins, Toni Braxton, 2Pac,

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1996:
December 2, 1995 - March 22, 1996: Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day

March 23, 1996 - May 3, 1996: CÚline Dion - Because You Loved Me

May 4, 1996 - May 17, 1996: Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby

May 18, 1996 - July 12, 1996: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads

July 13, 1996 - July 26, 1996: 2Pac featuring K-Ci & JoJo / Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman - How Do U Want It / California Love

July 27, 1996 - August 2, 1996: Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow

August 3, 1996 - November 8, 1996: Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)

November 9, 1996 - December 6, 1996: Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre - No Diggity

December 7, 1996 - February 21, 1997: Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart