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Tuesday 26 March 1996

1996-03-26

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits. Ghost in the Shell, directed by Mamoru Oshii, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Primary Colors by Anonymous (aka Joe Klein) 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 months ?

Ghost in the Shell

Directed by: Mamoru Oshii

Starring: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Richard Epcar

Country: United States

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The Birdcage

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States

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Bottle Rocket

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd

Country: United States

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Happy Gilmore

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The House

Starring: Denyce Graves, Bernard Haitink

Country: United Kingdom

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The Adam and Joe Show

Starring: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish, Nigel Buxton

Country: United Kingdom

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Strange Universe

Written by: Paul Barrosse

Starring: Christopher Chisholm, Joey Ortega, Cassandra Peterson, Franklin Ruehl

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 March 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • David Packard: American 6' 5" tall entrepreneur, government official and philanthropist.
  • (Elizabeth Cissie) Charlton: football matriarch, dies at age 83.
  • Edmund S Muskie: US Vice Presidential candidate/(Governor-Democrat- Maine), dies at age 81.
  • Thomas Wakefield: Writer, dies at 60.
  • Edmund Muskie: American politician who served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1947-1951 and was the Democratic floor leader from 1949-1951.
Facts:
  • Fire breaks out at the Pasar Anyar shopping centre in Bogor, West Java. The first death toll estimate is 78 until rescuers notice that 68 of them are mannequins.
  • Three British soldiers are found guilty of the manslaughter of Danish tour guide Louise Jensen in Cyprus. Allan Ford, Justin Fowler and Geoffrey Pernell receive life sentences for the September, 1994 rape/murder.
  • The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.
  • An overcrowded ferry sinks off the coast of Irois, Haiti, killing more than 200 people.
  • A Boeing 737 military jet crashes into a mountain north of Dubrovnik, Croatia. All 35 people on board die, including United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown (see 1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash).

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Can Machines Think? -- Mar. 25, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9527
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.319

Books

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

Bad Hare Day

By: R.L. Stine

Hoping to be a real magician someday, Tim Swanson practices the tricks performed by his idol, Amaz-O, but when Tim attends one of Amaz-O's shows, he is disappointed to learn that his hero is a grump and decides to steal ...

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Snow Falling on Cedars

By: David Guterson

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner AwardAmerican Booksellers Association Book of the Year AwardSan Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But

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The Rainmaker

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

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Egg Monsters From Mars

By: R.L. Stine

Disgusted by his bratty kid sister's demand for an egg hunt as part of a birthday celebration, Dana Johnson is amazed when he finds a football-sized, purple-veined egg that hatches a terrifying surprise.

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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

Assault Rigs

Platform: Windows, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Action

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Bang Bang Ball

Bang Bang Ball

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Kunihiko Tashiro and Good House

Civilization II

Platform: Mac OS PlayStation Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: MicroProse

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Fighters Megamix

Platform: Sega Saturn, Game.com

Genre: Versus fighting

Publisher: Sega Tiger Electronics (Game.com)

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