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Friday 17 May 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sam King and Ryan Ochoa. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Beast From the East by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Klub NLO. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Descent II or Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mission: Impossible

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Bart

Country: United States

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Twister

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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Dead Man

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover

Country: United States

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The Craft

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell

Country: United States

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James and the Giant Peach

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Profit

Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Lisa Darr, Lisa Blount, Jack Gwaltney

Country: United States

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The Mark Thomas Comedy Product

Starring: Mark Thomas

Country: United Kingdom

Remember WENN

Written by: Rupert Holmes

Starring: Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall, Melinda Mullins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe.
  • 28 ampndash Atal Bihari Vajpayee, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, is elected the new prime minister of India, replacing P. V. Narasimha Rao of the Indian National Congress. However, the party does not receive an overall majority and Vajpayee resigns 13 days later rather than face a no confidence vote, and is replaced by the United Front, led Deve Gowda.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.327
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Billy and Franklin Graham -- May 13, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9534

Books

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

The Beast From the East

By: R.L. Stine

Getting lost in the woods with her identical twin brothers, Ginger Wald wonders why their portion of the woods contains such bizarre flora and fauna, until a group of furry blue monsters invites them to play a deadly game.

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The Tenth Insight

By: James Redfield

The adventure that began with The Celestine Prophecy continues as the action shifts to a wilderness in the American Southeast where the narrator's friend has disappeared.

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Moonlight Becomes You

By: Mary Higgins Clark

At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway -- one of the fashion world's most successful photographers -- is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved stepmother.

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Simple Abundance

By: Sarah Ban Breathnach

With the grace of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea and the wisdom of M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled, Simple Abundance is a book of 366 evocative essays-one for every day of your year-written for women who ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chronicles of the Sword

Platform: DOS, PlayStation

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Psygnosis

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College Slam

Platform: Super NES, Genesis, Game Boy, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Acclaim

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Descent II

Platform: PC (MS-DOS), Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, AmigaOS4, PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Interplay Productions Mac Play (Mac OS)

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Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?

Platform: DOS, Windows, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Psygnosis (PC, PSX) Sega (Saturn)

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Furuta Atsuya no Simulation Pro Yakyuu 2

Furuta Atsuya no Simulation Pro Yakyuu 2

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Publisher: Hect[1]


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