Wednesday December 11, 1996

US date format: 12/11/1996, UK date format: 11/12/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 11, 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 Hailee Steinfeld and Jack Griffo. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Soul'S Code by James Hillman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deadlock: Planetary Conquest or Casual Romance Club.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Tung Chee Hwa is appointed to become the new leader of Hong Kong after it reverts to Chinese rule in 1997.
  • East Timor's Nobel Peace Prize winners, Bishop Carlos Belo and Jose Ramos-Horta, challenge Indonesia to release political prisoners.
  • The Israeli Government authorises the construction of 130 houses for Jewish settlers in the heart of Arab East Jerusalem and Palestinian officials call if "extreme provocation".
  • NATO ministers condemn the Serbian Government for cancelling local elections while Opposition MPs in Serbia boycott the Parliament and leave the chamber half-empty. Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets for the 23rd day.
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Scream

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Country: United States of America

Marvin's Room

Marvin's Room

Directed by: Jerry Zaks

Starring: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

One Fine Day

One Fine Day

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz

My Fellow Americans

My Fellow Americans

Directed by: Peter Segal

Starring: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 11, 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. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  6. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  7. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  9. - Falling
  10. - This Is For The Lover In You

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
Sport Games on December 11, 1996

Sport Games on December 11, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Washington Bullets : 95 - 106
  • Denver Nuggets - Charlotte Hornets : 97 - 101
  • Indiana Pacers - Los Angeles Lakers : 76 - 79
  • Miami Heat - Philadelphia 76ers : 84 - 79
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Chicago Bulls : 86 - 103
See all Basketball game results of December 11, 1996

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Udinese - Juventus : 1 - 4
See all Football game results of December 11, 1996

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Airdrie - Clydebank : 3 - 1
  • East Fife - Morton : 0 - 3
See all Football game results of December 11, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Dunfermline - Hibernian : 2 - 1
  • Hearts - Aberdeen : 1 - 2
  • Motherwell - Raith Rvs : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 11, 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

Nightmare: The Birth of Victorian Horror

Nightmare: The Birth of Victorian Horror

Days to next December 11

If December 11, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 9 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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The Soul'S Code by James Hillman

The Soul'S Code

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Plato and the Greeks called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel." Today we use the terms heart, spirit, and soul.

The Laws of Our Fathers by Scott Turow

The Laws of Our Fathers

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In Kindle County, a woman is killed in an apparent random drive-by shooting. The woman turns out to be the ex-wife of a prominent state senator and an old acquaintance of Judge Sonia Klonsky, on whose desk the case lands.

Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion by David Brinkley

Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion

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Make it easy on yourself - read David Brinkley in Large Print!* All Random House Large Print Editions are published in a 16-point typefaceNo matter how seriously we take our politics,

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon

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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly.

My Sergei: A Love Story by Ekaterina Gordeeva with E.M. Swift

My Sergei: A Love Story

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The Olympic gold medalist offers a poignant, loving account of her life with her long-time partner and beloved husband, Sergei Grinkov, from their first introduction and successive world pairs skating championships, to their storybook romance and marriage, to the fatal …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Die Hard Arcade

Die Hard Arcade

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Chess Mates

Chess Mates

Platform: PC, IMac

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brainstorm

Deadlock: Planetary Conquest

Deadlock: Planetary Conquest

Platform: Windows, Mac

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Accolade

Diablo

Diablo

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: NA Blizzard Entertainment; EU Ubi Soft Entertainment; NA / EU Electronic Arts

Casual Romance Club

Casual Romance Club

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Sega Saturn

Genre: Eroge, Visual novel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 11, 1996?

On December 11, 1996 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 11, 1996?

On December 11, 1996 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 11, 1996?

On December 11, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 11, 1996?

On December 11, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 11, 1996?

On December 11, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 11, 1996?

On December 11, 1996 several famous people were born including, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Griffo.

Which famous people died on December 11, 1996?

Famous people died on December 11, 1996 include, Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, Willie Rushton, W G G Duncan-Smith.

What was the number one song in December 11, 1996?

The number one song in the week of December 11, 1996 was Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton in US and Breathe by The Prodigy in UK.

What were the top hits on December 11, 1996?

The top hits on December 11, 1996 were Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton, No Diggity by BLACKstreet, Nobody by Keith Sweat in US and Breathe by The Prodigy, One And One by Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler in UK.


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