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Saturday 11 May 1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gio Volpe . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Dead Man, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Beast From the East by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Buzzkill. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arc the Lad II or Bubsy 3D.
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 ?


Directed by: Jan de Bont

Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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Dead Man

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover

Country: United States

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The Craft

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell

Country: United States

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Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen

Country: United States

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James and the Giant Peach

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Forensic Files

Written by: Paul Dowling

Starring: Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas

Country: United States

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Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Lisa Darr, Lisa Blount, Jack Gwaltney

Country: United States

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The House

Starring: Denyce Graves, Bernard Haitink

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Adam and Joe Show

Starring: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish, Nigel Buxton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Organ Works

Starring: Howard Goodall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 1996 ?

  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 11 May
Famous Deaths:
  • Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
  • Florida Marlins' pitcher Al Leiter no hits Colorado Rockies, 11-0.
  • After the aircraft's departure from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.
  • The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest .

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Sport Games on 11 May 1996

American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - New York Knicks : 99 - 102
  • San Antonio Spurs - Utah Jazz : 75 - 105
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Dusseldorf - Ein Frankfurt : 2 - 2
  • FC Koln - Werder Bremen : 1 - 2
  • Freiburg - Leverkusen : 2 - 1
  • Hamburg - Stuttgart : 3 - 0
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bastia - Nice : 1 - 2
  • Bordeaux - Paris SG : 2 - 2
  • Cannes - Lens : 5 - 2
  • Gueugnon - Rennes : 1 - 0
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Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • Edessaikos - Ionikos : 0 - 1
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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.326
  • Time: John & Jacqueline Kennedy with daughter Caroline in Hyannis Port, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9533


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

The Beast From the East

By: R.L. Stine

Getting lost in the woods with her identical twin brothers, Ginger Wald wonders why their portion of the woods contains such bizarre flora and fauna, until a group of furry blue monsters invites them to play a deadly game.

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The Dilbert Principle

By: Scott Adams

The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

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In The Presence Of The Enemy

By: Elizabeth George

Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arc the Lad II

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: JP Sony Computer Entertainment; NA Working Designs

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Blood & Magic

Platform: DOS, Windows 95

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Interplay

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Bubsy 3D

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Accolade

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Tetris Plus

Platform: Arcade Game Boy PlayStation Sega Saturn

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Bulletproof Software Jaleco Nintendo

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Spider-Man Web of Fire

Platform: Sega 32X

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sega

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