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Friday August 16, 1996

US date format: 8/16/1996, UK date format: 16/8/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Maverick Burnett and Cami Branson. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. A Very Brady Sequel, directed by Arlene Sanford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Outrage by Vincent Bugliosi was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Safe and Sound. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Corpse Party or Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1996

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Very Brady Sequel

Directed by: Arlene Sanford

Starring: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

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Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Tom Arnold, David Paymer, Rhea Perlman, Rod Steiger

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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

Country: United States of America

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She's the One

Directed by: Edward Burns

Starring: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney, Michael McGlone

Country: United States of America

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The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

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Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

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Directed by: Not specifed

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Mensch, Pia!

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1996 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, Illinois. After a three year old boy falls into the deep gorilla enclosure, Binti Jua, a female silverback gorilla sits with the injured boy until his rescue. Video of the ape's actions make her world famous.
  • After having spent 378 days in Taliban prison, the crew of Russian Il-76TD managed to overpower their guards, board their aircraft and fly to freedom (see: 1995 Airstan incident).

Sport Games on 16 August 1996

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Mouscron - Anderlecht : 1 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • M'gladbach - Bielefeld : 0 - 0
  • St Pauli - Bayern Munich : 1 - 2
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • F Koln - Hertha : 2 - 0
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Man City - Ipswich : 1 - 0
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Planetary positions on August 16, 1996 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1996 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Que Pena Me Das - Marco Antonio Solis
  2. Mejores Que Ella - La Mafia
  3. No Puedo Arrancarte De Mi - Cristian
  4. El Reportero - Los Tigres del Norte
  5. No Llores Por Mi - Enrique Iglesias
  6. Amor En Tus Ojos - Soraya
  7. No Te Vayas - Intocable
  8. Me Subes, Me Bajas, Me Subes - Olga Tanon
  9. Hasta Ayer - Marc Anthony
  10. Suena - Luis Miguel


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


By: Vincent Bugliosi

“Provocative and entertaining. ... A powerful and damning diatribe on Simpson’s acquittal.”―People Here is the account of the O. J. Simpson case that no one dared to write, that no one

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Emotional Intelligence

By: Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why.

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Servant of the Bones

By: Anne Rice

In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the …

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Primary Colors

By: Anonymous

A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

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Platform: Windows, Mac 10.4 or later, iOS 3.0 or later

Genre: Massively multiplayer online game

Publisher: Dragon's Eye Productions, Inc.

Die Hard Trilogy

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn

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

Publisher: Fox Interactive

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Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu

Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Store

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Descent II

Platform: PC (MS-DOS), Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, AmigaOS4, PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Interplay Productions Mac Play (Mac OS)

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Corpse Party

Corpse Party

Platform: NEC PC-9801; Microsoft Windows; PlayStation Portable; PlayStation Vita; iOS; Nintendo 3DS

Publisher: Kenix Soft (1996); Team GrisGris (2008); 5pb. (2010–present); Marvelous USA (2011–present); GrindHouse (2013–present)

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


Studio: Hollywood

Format: VHS re-release

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Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS release

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Ghostbusters II

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All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment Collection

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Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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