Friday March 08, 1996

US date format: 3/8/1996, UK date format: 8/3/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 8, 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 HoodiePanda and Lorna Fitzgerald. In that special week of March people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits. Prisoner of the Mountains, directed by Sergei Bodrov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gra was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dana Carvey Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Robotron: 2084 or Soul.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
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Events

  • The People's Republic of China begins surface-to-surface missile testing and military exercises off Taiwanese coastal areas. The United States government condemns the act as provocation, and the Taiwanese government warns of retaliation.
  • China begins surface-to-surface missile testing and military exercises off Taiwanese coastal areas. The United States government condemns the act as provocation, and the Taiwanese government warns of retaliation.

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Movies

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Prisoner of the Mountains

Prisoner of the Mountains

Directed by: Sergei Bodrov

Starring: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

Executive Decision

Executive Decision

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild

White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild

Directed by: Terence H. Winkless

Starring: Elizabeth Berkley, Ele Keats, Jeremy London, Corin Nemec

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  2. - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  3. - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  4. - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
  5. - Lady
  6. - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
  7. - No One Else
  8. - I Will Survive
  9. - Can't Hang/Do You Want To
  10. - Soon As I Get Home
Sport Games on March 08, 1996

Sport Games on March 08, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Orlando Magic : 112 - 117
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Boston Celtics : 96 - 91
  • Houston Rockets - Utah Jazz : 89 - 109
  • Indiana Pacers - Vancouver Grizzlies : 94 - 80
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Washington Bullets : 92 - 89
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Hamburg - Dusseldorf : 4 - 1
  • Leverkusen - Stuttgart : 0 - 0
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Hertha - CZ Jena : 2 - 4
  • Wattenscheid - Mannheim : 0 - 0
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Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • Waalwijk - PSV Eindhoven : 1 - 3
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TV Series

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The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

Marisol

Marisol

Directed by: Eugene Martin

Sucupira

Sucupira

Starring: Francisco Reyes, Ángela Contreras, Álvaro Rudolphy, Héctor Noguera

Country: Chile

Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe

Boston Common

Boston Common

Days to next March 08

If March 08, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 6 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gra

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

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Subtitle: ?€œThe Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex?€?. (H, HarperCollins)

The Web by Jonathan Kellerman

The Web

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Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly sinister novel by America's premier writer of psychological suspense, the author of ten successive New York Times

Bad Hare Day by R.L. Stine

Bad Hare Day

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Hoping to be a real magician someday, Tim Swanson practices the tricks performed by his idol, Amaz-O, but when Tim attends one of Amaz-O's shows, he is disappointed to learn that his hero is a grump and decides to steal …

Time Present, Time Past by Bill Bradley

Time Present, Time Past

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During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer

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#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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Formula 1

Formula 1

Platform: PlayStation, PC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

Robotron: 2084

Robotron: 2084

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Soul

Soul

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Wii, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network, Android, iOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Battle Arena Nitoshinden

Battle Arena Nitoshinden

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Takara

Destruction Derby 2

Destruction Derby 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Vehicular combat, racing

Publisher: Psygnosis


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