Tuesday October 08, 1996

US date format: 10/8/1996, UK date format: 8/10/1996

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Kylee Russell and Sara Tormo. 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. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while My Many Colored Days by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gearheads or Genewars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 08, 1996?


Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Events

  • Irish Republican Army terrorists plant bombs at a heavily secured British army base south-west of Belfast: 31 soldiers and civilians are injured.
  • Footage of Princess Diana and James Hewitt from five years ago is released.
  • Demolition workers tear down the former home of mass murderers Fred and Rosemary West.

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Movies

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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Antony Sher

Milk & Money

Milk & Money

Directed by: Michael Bergmann

Starring: Robert Petkoff, Harsh Nayyar, Sarah Winkler, Denise Faye

Dark Breed

Dark Breed

Directed by: Richard Pepin

Starring: Jack Scalia, Cindy Ambuehl, Jonathan Banks, Gregg Brazzel

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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 08, 1996?
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Sport Games on October 08, 1996

Sport Games on October 08, 1996


Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Huddersfield - Birmingham : 3 - 0
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Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Peterboro - Notts County : 1 - 3
  • Wrexham - Shrewsbury : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of October 08, 1996

Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • For Sittard - Graafschap : 0 - 3
  • PSV Eindhoven - Twente : 2 - 0
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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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 08

If October 08, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 11 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • LIFE: Marilyn Monroe
  • Time: Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler, starring in 'The First Wive's Club' from Paramount Pictu
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9555
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.346347
  • Wired: Wired - October, 1996

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Law Of Love by Laura Esquivel

The Law Of Love

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/ESQUIVEL LAURA/ The intensely anticipated new novel from the author of the international bestseller Like Water for Chocolate tells a cosmic love story, a Mexican Midsummer Night's Dream that stretches from

Jack And Jill by James Patterson

Jack And Jill

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A pair of ice-cold killers have been picking off Washington's rich and famous with chilling professional efficiency. As the nation awaits the identity of the next celebrity victim, Alex Cross takes over the high-profile investigation.

The Lost World by Michael Crichton

The Lost World

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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.

The Last Don by Mario Puzo

The Last Don

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A masterful saga of the last great American Mafia family and its powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas, from the author of The Godfather The Last Don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless old man who is determined …

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gearheads

Gearheads

Platform: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Philips CD-i, SNES

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Philips Media

Genewars

Genewars

Platform: Windows, DOS

Genre: RTS

Publisher: Electronic Arts

3D Baseball

3D Baseball

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Sports

Publisher: JP BMG Japan; NA Crystal Dynamics (NA)

Death Tank

Death Tank

Platform: Sega Saturn

Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean

Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: RPG

Publisher: JP Sunsoft; NA Working Designs


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