|<< - 1995|
|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:
Tyra Banks, Kathy Ireland, Valeria Mazza, Rebecca Romijn, Victoria Silvstedt, Niki Taylor
"You had me at 'hello'"
"Show me the Money!"
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Shawntel Smith (Muldrow, OK)
Ali Landry (Louisiana)
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
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
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
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)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1996 include:
(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: