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Friday 13 December 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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 The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pop-Up Video. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Chaos Engine 2 or Close Combat.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Roger and the Rottentrolls

Starring: Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Leaving Home

Starring: Oliver Knussen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Daily Show

Written by: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg

Starring: Jon Stewart

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Daylight

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays.

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Sport Games on 13 December 1996

NBA
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
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Preston - Blackpool : 3 - 0
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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.357
  • Time: Kids & Pot, illustration for TIME by cartoonist Garry Trudeau
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9564

Books

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

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 ...

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The Laws of Our Fathers

By: Scott Turow

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.

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The Soul'S Code

By: James Hillman

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

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Chaos Engine 2

The Chaos Engine 2

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Renegade Software (UK), Time Warner Interactive (US)

Close Combat

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Microsoft

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Donkey Kong Land 2

Donkey Kong Land 2

Platform: Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

Contra: Legacy of War

Platform: PlayStation Saturn

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Konami of America

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Tomb Raider

Platform: Android, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Mobile phone, N-Gage 2.0, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlaySt

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive (1996–2009) Square Enix (2010–present)

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