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October 18th, 1996...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)"
by Los Del Rio

In the UK:
"Setting Sun"
by The Chemical Brothers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Working Mom Lori Lucas

(TIME Cover: October the 14th, 1996)

 Famous people born on the 18th of October:

1127 - Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)
1405 - Pope Pius II (d. 1464)
1634 - Luca Giordano, Italian artist (d. 1705)
1679 - Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)
1859 - Henri Bergson, French philosopher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (d. 1941)
1926 - Chuck Berry, American musician
1926 - Klaus Kinski, German actor (d. 1991)
1939 - Lee Harvey Oswald, purported American assassin of John F. Kennedy (d. 1963)
1956 - Martina Navrátilová, Czech-born tennis player
1974 - Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1996

Douglas D. Osheroff

with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson, for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3

Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1996 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1996

The English Patient
directed by Anthony Minghella
with Ralph Fiennes (Almasy), Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton) and Juliette Binoche (Hana)

Designed in 1996

The Cappellini knotted chair
by Marcel Wanders

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Brooke Shields / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 744, October 3, 1996



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