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Thursday 17 October 1996

1996-10-17

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. Sleepers, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Make the Connection by Bob Greene, Oprah Winfre was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Sleepers

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt

Country: United States

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Underground

Directed by: Emir Kusturica

Starring: Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic

Country: United States

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The Long Kiss Goodnight

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima

Country: United States

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Bound

Directed by: The Wachowski Brothers

Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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That Thing You Do!

Directed by: Tom Hanks

Starring: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom

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Pappyland

Starring: Michael Cariglio, Mike Curley, Gabriel Velez, Marilyn Arnone

Country: United States

Deutsch Plus

Written by: David Hargreaves

Starring: Ivan Robert Sertic, Constanze Pröbster

Country: United Kingdom

Roger and the Rottentrolls

Starring: Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom

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Barry Welsh Is Coming

Starring: John Sparkes, Kim Wall

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Taking Sides, opens at Atkinson Theater, New York City

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Working Mom Lori Lucas -- Oct. 14, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9556
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.348

Books

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

Make the Connection

By: Bob Greene, Oprah Winfre

Updated, revised paperback from the trainer who helped Oprah get into shape. (H, Hyperion)

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Desperation

By: Stephen King

Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…"I see holes like eyes.

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The Lost World

By: Michael Crichton

From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.

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The Deep End of the Ocean

By: Jacquelyn Mitchard

"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book ClubFew first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destiny: World Domination from Stone Age to Space Age

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: 4X

Publisher: Interactive Magic

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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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Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara

Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up, action role-playing video game

Publisher: Capcom

Eressea

Eressea

Platform: Cross-platform, E-mail

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Fragile Allegiance

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me

Genre: 4X, Real-time strategy

Publisher: Gremlin Interactive Interplay

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