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Friday 20 December 1996

1996-12-20

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Rules by Ellen Fein, Sherrie Schneider was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Daylight

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Theater Talk

Starring: Susan Haskins, Michael Riedel

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Amata Kabua: President of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies.
  • Carl Sagan: American astronomer, astrophysicist, exobiologist, educator, and popular celebrity.
  • Roger Peacock): Writer, dies at 76.
Facts:
  • Apple Computer announces it will buy the NeXT Software company for about US$400 million in cash and Apple stock. NeXT Software CEO Steve Jobs will become an advisor to Apple chairman and CEO Gilbert Amelio.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.358
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11175
  • Time: Jesus & the Internet. Digital photomontage. Illustration Jesus for TIME by Kinuko Y. Craft.

Books

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

The Rules

By: Ellen Fein, Sherrie Schneider

For the first time in one volume--in a special oversized format--comes "The Rules" and "The Rules II," the phenomenal bestsellers that captured the interest of millions of readers in search of Mr.

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The Book of Ruth

By: Jane Hamilton

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

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Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff

This book has insight On Love, Attitude and Self- Esteem, Overcoming Obsticles, On Marriage, On Motherhood, those Special Moments, Living Your Dream, On Aging, Higher Wisdom and Across the Generations.

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My Sergei: A Love Story

By: Ekaterina Gordeeva with E.M. Swift

The Olympic gold medalist offers a poignant, loving account of her life with her long-time partner and beloved husband, Sergei Grinkov, from their first introduction and successive world pairs skating championships, to their storybook romance and marriage, to the fatal ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Incident

Alien Incident

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: GameTek

Dark Savior

Dark Savior

Platform: Saturn

Genre: Platformer Puzzle Adventure Fighting

Publisher: Sega

Death Tank

Platform: Sega Saturn

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Earthsiege 2

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Vehicle Simulation

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

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Gearheads

Platform: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Philips CD-i, SNES

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Philips Media

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