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), 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 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 The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Safe and Sound. If you liked videogames you were probably playing X-Men vs. Street Fighter or Beggar Prince.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • 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 a Taliban prison, the crew of Russian Il-76TD manage to overpower their guards, board their aircraft and fly to freedom (see: 1995 Airstan incident).
  • Brookfield Zoo, Chicago. After a 3-year-old boy falls into the 20-foot (6.1 m) deep gorilla enclosure, Binti Jua, a female lowland gorilla sits with the injured boy until his rescue.

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Movies

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A Very Brady Sequel

A Very Brady Sequel

Directed by: Arlene Sanford

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

Carpool

Carpool

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

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

Tin Cup

Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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

Country: United States of America

She's the One

She's the One

Directed by: Edward Burns

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

Country: United States of America

The Fan

The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

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

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on August 16, 1996

Sport Games on August 16, 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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TV Series

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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Mensch, Pia!

Mensch, Pia!

Café Kirpputori

Café Kirpputori

Days to next August 16

If August 16, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 11 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle

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The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

Outrage by Vincent Bugliosi

Outrage

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“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

Exclusive by Sandra Brown

Exclusive

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Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her―and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime.

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

A Time to Kill

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Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men.

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

X-Men vs. Street Fighter

X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom

Congo the Movie

Congo the Movie

Platform: Saturn

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Sega

Beggar Prince

Beggar Prince

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: C&E Inc. Super Fighter Team

Destruction Derby 2

Destruction Derby 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Vehicular combat, racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

Blast Chamber

Blast Chamber

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision


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