Wednesday October 02, 1996

US date format: 10/2/1996, UK date format: 2/10/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 2, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Scott Helman and GoGreenGirl . 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 Ghost and the Darkness, directed by Stephen Hopkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Legend by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fluid (video game) or Radical Dreamers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks and Dunn win
  • The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • Aeroperu Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
  • Paula Yates begins to her battle with former husband Bob Geldof over custody of their three children.
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Movies

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The Ghost and the Darkness

The Ghost and the Darkness

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

Starring: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani

SubUrbia

SubUrbia

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey

The Long Kiss Goodnight

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Directed by: Renny Harlin

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

Country: United States of America

Pinocchio's Revenge

Pinocchio's Revenge

Directed by: Kevin Tenney

Starring: Candace McKenzie, Lewis Van Bergen, Ivan Gueron, Thomas Wagner

Lea

Lea

Directed by: Ivan Fíla

Starring: Lenka Vlasáková, Christian Redl, Hanna Schygulla, Miroslav Donutil

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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Ath Bilbao - Sociedad : 1 - 3
  • Barcelona - Tenerife : 1 - 1
  • Celta - Oviedo : 3 - 1
  • Extremadura - Santander : 1 - 2
  • Hercules - Betis : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of October 02, 1996

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Amiens - Valence : 2 - 2
  • Chateauroux - Laval : 4 - 1
  • Epinal - Beauvais : 2 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Perpignan : 3 - 1
  • Le Mans - St Etienne : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of October 02, 1996

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Monaco : 2 - 0
  • Bastia - Nantes : 0 - 0
  • Bordeaux - Strasbourg : 1 - 2
  • Lille - Caen : 1 - 0
  • Lyon - Paris SG : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 02, 1996

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Swindon : 2 - 1
  • QPR - Port Vale : 1 - 2
  • Wolves - Bolton : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of October 02, 1996

TV Series

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Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Days to next October 02

If October 02, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 11 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 days.
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Books

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Legend by Jude Deveraux

Legend

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This masterfully written work of fiction by the bestselling author of The Heiress, A Holiday of Love, Remembrance, The Invitation, and Sweet Liar tells the story of Kady Ling, a celebrated

The Run Of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin

The Run Of His Life

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for the first season of American Crime Story on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.,

My Many Colored Days by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

My Many Colored Days

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Dr. Seuss's youngest concept book is now available in a sturdy board book for his youngest fans! All of the stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou

Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork

Slouching Towards Gomorrah

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In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such

Executive Orders by Tom Clancy

Executive Orders

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The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.I don't know what to do.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Savior

Dark Savior

Platform: Saturn

Genre: Platformer Puzzle Adventure Fighting

Publisher: Sega

Fluid (video game)

Fluid (video game)

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Music

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

Platform: Mac OS

Genre: space trading and combat simulator

Publisher: Ambrosia Software

Radical Dreamers

Radical Dreamers

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Square

Conquest of the New World

Conquest of the New World

Platform: MS-DOS, Mac OS

Genre: Turn-based strategy game

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment


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