1996 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

1996 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

Top Ten Baby Names of 1996:
Emily, Jessica, Ashley, Sarah, Samantha, Michael, Matthew, Jacob, Chris, Topher, Joshua

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Claudia Schiffer

Leading Men and Hollywood Hunks:
Tupac Shakur, George Clooney, Tom Cruise

“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 Scandal:
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 the writing style and the content his brother was talking about.

Beauty Pageant Princess Murder: JonBenet Ramsey was found killed in her basement, and the killer was never found.

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

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 to zoo personnel at the gate.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1996: $1,085,000

The Habits:
Doing the Macarena

Playing with 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:
Braveheart (presented in 1996)

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)

1996 Billboard 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

Sports:
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 consecutive MLB game record when he played game number 2,131

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