Tuesday December 03, 1996

US date format: 12/3/1996, UK date format: 3/12/1996

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 3, 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 Jeremy Shayne and Motoki Maxted. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Mars Attacks!, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fighters Megamix or Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 03, 1996?


  • International Day of Disabled Persons - [1]
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Francis Xavier; also Saint Birinus

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail



Directed by: Mark Peploe

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Irène Jacob, Rufus Sewell

The Preacher's Wife

The Preacher's Wife

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 03, 1996?
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Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. - Breathe
  2. - One And One
  3. - Knockin' On Heaven's Door / Throw These Guns Away
  4. - A Different Beat

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Nobody
  2. - Pony
  3. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  4. - No Diggity
  5. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  6. - This Is For The Lover In You
  7. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. - Falling
  9. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  10. - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
Sport Games on December 03, 1996

Sport Games on December 03, 1996


American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - Atlanta Hawks : 95 - 105
  • Charlotte Hornets - Los Angeles Clippers : 89 - 96
  • Chicago Bulls - Milwaukee Bucks : 107 - 104
  • Denver Nuggets - Golden State Warriors : 99 - 114
  • Indiana Pacers - Portland Trail Blazers : 98 - 93
See all Basketball game results of December 03, 1996

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Birmingham - Barnsley : 0 - 0
  • Reading - Tranmere : 2 - 0
  • Sheffield United - Huddersfield : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of December 03, 1996

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Blackpool - Plymouth : 2 - 2
  • Brentford - Notts County : 2 - 0
  • Bristol City - Watford : 1 - 1
  • Burnley - Wrexham : 2 - 0
  • Bury - Preston : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of December 03, 1996

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Barnet - Leyton Orient : 0 - 0
  • Brighton - Darlington : 2 - 3
  • Cambridge - Mansfield : 2 - 1
  • Cardiff - Swansea : 1 - 3
  • Chester - Fulham : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 03, 1996

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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

Il était une fois... les explorateurs

Il était une fois... les explorateurs

Days to next December 03

If December 03, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 9 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 8 days.

Magazine Covers

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


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

The Fallen Man


Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by …

The Third Twin by Ken Follett

The Third Twin


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUsing a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the …

The Regulators by Richard Bachman

The Regulators


On a perfect summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, many of the citizens who live on Poplar Street are killed mysteriously, and at the center of the mystery is a

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deep End of the Ocean


"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 …

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?



Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Viacom New Media

DragonHeart: Fire and Steel

DragonHeart: Fire and Steel

Platform: PSX, Sega Saturn, PC, Game Boy

Genre: Hack and slash, Action, Platformer

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Acclaim Japan (Japan release)

Fighters Megamix

Fighters Megamix

Platform: Sega Saturn, Game.com

Genre: Versus fighting

Publisher: Sega Tiger Electronics (Game.com)

The Chaos Engine 2

The Chaos Engine 2

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32

Genre: Run and gun

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

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: NA Crystal Dynamics; EU Crystal Dynamics; JP BMG Interactive; NA Activision (PC); NA SCEA (PSN); PAL Square Enix (PSN)

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