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Monday 1 July 1996

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Adelina Sotnikova . In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Criss Cross, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Accordion Crimes by E. Annie Proulx was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Si Doel anak sekolahan. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? or The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Criss Cross

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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Independence Day

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Starring: John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker

Country: United States

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: Gary Trousdale

Starring: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Charles Russell

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Si Doel anak sekolahan

Starring: Rano Karno, Benyamin S., Aminah Cendrakasih, Mandra

Country: Indonesia

Saturday Live

Starring: Lee Hurst

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Klub NLO

Starring: Teodor Elmazov, Katerina Evro, Velko Kynev, Georgi Mamalev

Country: Bulgaria


Starring: Philippe Bas

Country: France


Written by: Dave Sheridan

Starring: Travis Draft

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1996 ?

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Adelina Sotnikova: Russian ice skater, the "divine surprise" of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where she won the gold medal.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kevan James scores 103 and takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants vs. Ind
  • NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
  • Placido Domingo becomes Art Director of Washington Opera
  • WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in New York City

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

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

Accordion Crimes

By: E. Annie Proulx

Hardcover, first UK edition 1996 - 381 pages

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The Runaway Jury

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict.

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The Awakening Heart

By: Betty J. Eadie

Betty J. Eadie's unforgettable bestseller Embraced by the Light described the inspiring story of her near-death experience and its life-changing effects, and influenced the lives of millions of readers worldwide.

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A Crown of Swords

By: Robert Jordan

Now in development for TV!Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.The

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?

Platform: DOS, Windows, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

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

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The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga

The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga

Platform: PlayStation Saturn MS-DOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Marvel Comics


Platform: 3DO, Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Strategic Simulations

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Fantasy General

Platform: DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc. Mindscape GOG Ltd

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Final Doom

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 95, Macintosh, PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GT Interactive

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