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Thursday 8 August 1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vince Kowalski . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Leaving Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon or Cookie and Bibi 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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A Time to Kill

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

Country: United States

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The Frighteners

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller

Country: United States

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Criss Cross

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Leaving Home

Starring: Oliver Knussen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Daily Show

Written by: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg

Starring: Jon Stewart

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1996 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1996?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11228
  • Time: (L) Kerri Strug carried by coach Bela Karolyi by Doug Pensinger-Allsport. (R) Wounded Atlanta bombin
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9546


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

I Was Amelia Earhart

By: Jane Mendelsohn

In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937.

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From Potter's Field

By: Patricia Cornwell

In From Potter's Field, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell enters the chilling world of Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta—and a bold, brilliant killer from her past.Upon

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Undaunted Courage

By: Stephen E. Ambrose

From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one

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The Choice

By: Bob Woodward

The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy

Platform: DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

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College Slam

Platform: Super NES, Genesis, Game Boy, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Acclaim

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Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Decathlon

Publisher: Dallas Multimedia

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Cookie and Bibi 2

Cookie and Bibi 2

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Semicom

Enemy Zero

Platform: Saturn, Windows

Genre: Survival horror, stealth, adventure

Publisher: JP WARP

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