Friday December 13, 1996

US date format: 12/13/1996, UK date format: 13/12/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 13, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Emily Glazer . 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 This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 19XX: The War Against Destiny or Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Directed by: Wes Craven

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

Country: United States of America

Ghosts of Mississippi

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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

Marvin's Room

Directed by: Jerry Zaks

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

My Fellow Americans

Directed by: Peter Segal

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

One Fine Day

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 13, 1996?


  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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  • Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 13, 1996?

    Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. The Prodigy - Breathe
  2. One And One - Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler
  3. Knockin' On Heaven's Door / Throw These Guns Away - Dunblane
  4. Boyzone - A Different Beat

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Nobody - Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage
  2. Ginuwine - Pony
  3. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
  4. No Diggity - BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
  5. En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
  6. Mint Condition - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  7. You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You - New Edition
  8. I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam") - R. Kelly
  9. Montell Jordan - Falling
  10. This Is For The Lover In You - Babyface Featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley & Jeffrey Daniels

    Top #1 Latin songs

  1. Trapecista - Enrique Iglesias
Sport Games on December 13, 1996

Sport Games on December 13, 1996


    American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - Indiana Pacers : 94 - 97
  • Chicago Bulls - New Jersey Nets : 113 - 92
  • Denver Nuggets - Washington Bullets : 104 - 108
  • Golden State Warriors - Cleveland Cavaliers : 87 - 101
  • Orlando Magic - Vancouver Grizzlies : 93 - 95
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dark Skies

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Nightmare: The Birth of Victorian Horror

Magazine Covers

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


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

This Year It Will Be Different

By: Maeve Binchy

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes This Year It Will Be Different, a stunning new work that brings us the magic

The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

The Book of Ruth

By: Jane Hamilton

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff

There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection.

The Fallen Man

By: Tony Hillerman

Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Daikaijuu Monogatari II

Platform: SNES

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Platform: DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Imagineer

Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Store

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

19XX: The War Against Destiny

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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