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Saturday 17 August 1996

1996-08-17

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. She's the One, directed by Edward Burns, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while How to Kill a Monster by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

She's the One

Directed by: Edward Burns

Starring: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney

Country: United States

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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Country: United States

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The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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Matilda

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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Kingpin

Directed by: Bobby Farrelly

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Leaving Home

Starring: Oliver Knussen

Country: United Kingdom

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The Daily Show

Written by: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg

Starring: Jon Stewart

Country: United States

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Saturday Live

Starring: Lee Hurst

Country: United Kingdom

Buzzkill

Written by: Dave Sheridan

Starring: Travis Draft

Country: United States

The Forensic Files

Written by: Paul Dowling

Starring: Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1996?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.340
  • Time: Track Gold Medalist Michael Johnson. Inset: Photograph for TIME by Brooks Kraft-Sygma
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9547

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

How to Kill a Monster

By: R.L. Stine

Hating to stay with their deaf grandfather and baking-crazed grandmother, Gretchen and her stepbrother, Clark, fear the strange growling noises that they hear coming from the room on the second floor.

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A Time to Kill

By: John Grisham

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men.

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Cause of Death

By: Patricia Cornwell

Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of ...

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Unlimited Access

By: Gary Aldrich

Gary Aldrich was an FBI agent closing out his career with a stint at the White House. What should have been a peaceful exit left him shaken.

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Remember when

Remember when

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Age of Sail

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: TalonSoft

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Arthur to Astaroth no Nazomakaimura: Incredible Toons

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Capcom

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Blast Chamber

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Corpse Party

Platform: NEC PC-9801; Microsoft Windows; PlayStation Portable; PlayStation Vita; iOS; Nintendo 3DS

Publisher: Kenix Soft (1996); Team GrisGris (2008); 5pb. (2010–present); Marvelous USA (2011–present); GrindHouse (2013–present)

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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Platform: Nintendo 64 Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo (N64) LucasArts (PC)

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