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Thursday 31 October 1996

1996-10-31

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. 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. The English Patient, directed by Anthony Minghella, 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

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The English Patient

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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Romeo + Juliet

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo

Country: United States

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Thinner

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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

Roger and the Rottentrolls

Starring: Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aereos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in Sao Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
  • November ndash Iraq disarmament crisis: UNSCOM inspectors uncover buried prohibited missile parts. Iraq refuses to allow UNSCOM teams to remove remnants of missile engines for analysis outside of the country
  • U.S. presidential election, 1996: Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton defeats Republican challenger Bob Dole to win his second term.
  • Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's government is dismissed by President Farooq Leghari after widespread allegations of corruption.
  • A devastating category 4 Cyclone strikes Andhra Pradesh, India. The storm surge sweeps fishing villages out to sea, over 2,000 people die. 95 percent of the crops are completely destroyed.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Digital photomontage by Arthur Hochstein. Sky by Richard Kaylin-Tony Stone Images; Earth from NASA
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9558
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.350

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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The Horse Whisperer

By: Nicholas Evans

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHis name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured ...

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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 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 ?

Bubble Memories: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Bubble Memories: The Story of Bubble Bobble III

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Taito

The Chaos Engine 2

The Chaos Engine 2

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Renegade Software (UK), Time Warner Interactive (US)

Donkey Kong Land 2

Donkey Kong Land 2

Platform: Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

Escape Velocity

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Ambrosia Software

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Tomb Raider

Platform: Android, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Mobile phone, N-Gage 2.0, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlaySt

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive (1996–2009) Square Enix (2010–present)

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