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Sunday 11 August 1996

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. The Fan, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Lily White by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Leaving Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DragonRealms or Battle Arena Toshinden 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Country: United States

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The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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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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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 11 August 1996 ?

  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
  • St. Chromatius
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Thousand Clowns, closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performs
  • 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla Golf Club - Kentucky

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Sport Games on 11 August 1996

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Harelbeke - Germinal : 2 - 3
  • Lierse - Club Brugge : 2 - 2
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Troyes - St Etienne : 0 - 2
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bastia - Rennes : 2 - 0
  • Bordeaux - Le Havre : 1 - 0
  • Caen - Lens : 0 - 2
  • Guingamp - Montpellier : 0 - 0
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Football (Turkey)
  • Ankaragucu - Zeytinburnu : 4 - 1
  • Bursaspor - Besiktas : 2 - 0
  • Fenerbahce - Samsunspor : 4 - 1
  • Genclerbirligi - Dardanelspor : 1 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1996?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.339
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11228
  • Time: (L) Kerri Strug carried by coach Bela Karolyi by Doug Pensinger-Allsport. (R) Wounded Atlanta bombin


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

Lily White

By: Susan Isaacs

Meet Lily White, Long Island criminal defense lawyer. Smart, savvy, and down-to-earth, Lee can spot a phony the way her haughty mother can spot an Armani.

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The Last Don

By: Mario Puzo

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 ...

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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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Primary Colors

By: Anonymous

A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

AD&D Masterpiece Collection

AD&D Masterpiece Collection

Platform: Windows

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: SSI

Bug Too!

Bug Too!

Platform: Saturn, Windows

Genre: Action, Platform

Publisher: Sega



Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (Game is a text game, played using a custom client based on Windows telnet architecture.)


Battle Arena Toshinden 3

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Versus fighting game

Publisher: Takara (JPN) Playmates Interactive Entertainment (US) Sony Computer Entertainment (EUR)

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Final Doom

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 95, Macintosh, PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GT Interactive

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