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February 15th, 1996...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"One Sweet Day"
by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

In the UK:
by Babylon Zoo
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Magic Johnson

(TIME Cover: February the 12th, 1996)

 Famous people born on the 15th of February:

1471 - Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1503)
1564 - Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist (d. 1642)
1710 - King Louis XV of France (d. 1774)
1723 - John Witherspoon, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1794)
1809 - Cyrus McCormick, American inventor (d. 1884)
1882 - John Barrymore, American actor (d. 1942)
1944 - Mick Avory, British drummer (The Kinks)
1945 - John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
1946 - Marisa Berenson, American actress
1959 - Ali Campbell, British musician (UB40)

 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

Layne Staley / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 727, February 8, 1996



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