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Friday 12 January 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ella Henderson and Sarah Morales in Mexico. In that special week of January people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Road Ahead by Bill Gates was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Redes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Garegga or Digital Pinball: Necronomicon.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

From Dusk Till Dawn

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis

Country: United States

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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Directed by: Paris Barclay

Starring: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans

Country: United States

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Dead Man Walking

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky

Country: United States

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Twelve Monkeys

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt

Country: United States

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Four Rooms

Directed by: Allison Anders

Starring: Tim Roth, Amanda De Cadenet, David Proval

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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Big Cat Diary

Starring: Simon King, Jonathan Scott, Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Jacques Pepin, Claudine Pepin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1996 ?

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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  • Russian troops arrive in Bosnia (joint operation with US).

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Sport Games on 12 January 1996

American Basketball
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Denver Nuggets : 83 - 90
  • Dallas Mavericks - Phoenix Suns : 140 - 130
  • Golden State Warriors - Vancouver Grizzlies : 104 - 95
  • Houston Rockets - Los Angeles Lakers : 100 - 101
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Football (Portugal)
  • Salgueiros - Benfica : 4 - 2
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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.309
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Fat-Free Fat -- Jan. 8, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9516


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

The Road Ahead

By: Bill Gates

In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future.

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The Lost World

By: Michael Crichton

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.

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The Horse Whisperer

By: Nicholas Evans

#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 ...

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Charles Kuralt'S America

By: Charles Kuralt

The former CBS-TV newsman and author of A Life on the Road revisits some of his favorite places and people in their best seasons, in a cheerful account of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Garegga

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP Eighting; JP Electronic Arts (SS); NA Fabtek; EU Tuning; HK Metrotainment

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Platform: DOS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: NA Sir-Tech; EU Telstar Electronic Studios

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Extreme Pinball

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Die Hard Trilogy

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn

Genre: Third-person shooter, Light gun shooter, Racing

Publisher: Fox Interactive

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Digital Pinball: Necronomicon

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Pinball

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