Friday January 12, 1996

US date format: 1/12/1996, UK date format: 12/1/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 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 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 Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Copycat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brian Lara Cricket '96 or Battle Arena Nitoshinden.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • Russian troops arrive in Bosnia (joint operation with US).

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Movies

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From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Country: United States of America

Hard Eight

Hard Eight

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

I Shot Andy Warhol

I Shot Andy Warhol

Directed by: Mary Harron

Starring: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau

God's Lonely Man

God's Lonely Man

Directed by: Francis von Zerneck

Starring: Michael Wyle, Jamie Walters, Kyle Kelley, Justine Bateman

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

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, Tracey Cherelle Jones

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on January 12, 1996

Sport Games on January 12, 1996


NBA

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
  • Miami Heat - Seattle SuperSonics : 81 - 113
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Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Salgueiros - Benfica : 4 - 2
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TV Series

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Copycat

Copycat

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Kicking & Screaming

Kicking & Screaming

Directed by: nbcu

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery

Directed by: Keoni Waxman

The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

Directed by: Errol Morris

Days to next January 12

If January 12, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

The Hundred Secret Senses

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The "wisest and most captivating novel" (Boston Globe) from the author of the bestselling The Valley of AmazementSet in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's

The Island Of The Day Before by Umberto Eco

The Island Of The Day Before

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In 1643 a castaway comes upon an abandoned ship anchored off a desert island. As he explores the vessel’s mysterious cargo, he revisits the events of his tempestuous youth-and limns his era’s obsession with science and navigation.

Hide & Seek by James Patterson

Hide & Seek

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Will be shipped from US. Brand new copy.

Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice

Memnoch the Devil

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"STARTLING . . . FIENDISH . . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING."--New York Daily News"Like Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. .

Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

Chicken Soup for the Soul

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In this book of 101 inspirational stories, contributors share their personal angel experiences of faith, miracles, and answered prayers, which will amaze and inspire you.Celestial, otherworldly, heavenly.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Brian Lara Cricket '96

Brian Lara Cricket '96

Platform: Sega Mega Drive Microsoft Windows Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Codemasters

Battle Arena Nitoshinden

Battle Arena Nitoshinden

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Takara

Bottom of the 9th

Bottom of the 9th

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami

Frantic Flea

Frantic Flea

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: GameTek

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Palm OS, Windows Mobile

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: EU SCEE; NA THQ


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