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Search Results for Year: 1996
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|Event Date: ||Sunday 6 October 1996|
|Description: ||Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are married, and quickly become country music|
|Summary: ||Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are married, and quickly become country music's most visible couple. Their friendship grew into romance during their successful "Spontaneous Combustion" tour that year.|
|Event Date: ||Tuesday 16 January 1996|
|Description: ||Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffetts seaplane|
|Summary: ||Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, Hemisphere Dancer, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono and Island Records executive, Chris Blackwell, are also on the plane; no-one is injured. James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and film producer.|
|Event Date: ||Thursday 4 April 1996|
|Description: ||The Beatles second reunion song is released as part of their first reunion|
|Summary: ||The Beatles' second reunion song is released as part of their first reunion since the band's breakup 26 years earlier. The song is a finished version of "Real Love", a John Lennon demo from 1980.|
|Event Date: ||Monday 8 July 1996|
|Description: ||The Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe"|
|Summary: ||The Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the United Kingdom.The song proves to be a global hit, hitting number 1 in 31 countries and becoming not only the biggest selling debut single by an all-female group but also the biggest-selling single by an all-female group of all time.|
|Event Date: ||Tuesday 6 August 1996|
|Description: ||The Ramones play their final show at The Palace in Hollywood.|
|Summary: ||Influential punk rock group The Ramones play their final show at The Palace in Hollywood.
The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first punk rock group.|
|Event Date: ||Sunday 24 November 1996|
|Description: ||Crowded House plays its final concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in Australia|
|Summary: ||Crowded House plays its final concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, in front of an audience of almost 200,000. Proceeds from this concert support the Sydney Children's Hospital.|
|Event Date: ||Saturday 7 September 1996|
|Description: ||Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot four times in Las Vegas|
|Summary: ||Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, while leaving the MGM Grand hotel after seeing the Mike Tyson versus Bruce Seldon boxing match, in what is apparently a drive-by shooting.
|Event Date: ||Friday 13 September 1996|
|Description: ||Tupac Shakur dies in hospital|
|Summary: ||Tupac Shakur dies in hospital after his wounds from his September 7 shooting. Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli. (aged 25)
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