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Friday 16 August 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. She's the One, directed by Edward Burns, 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 Leaving Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clandestiny or Air Gallet.
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 ?

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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Si Doel anak sekolahan

Starring: Rano Karno, Benyamin S., Aminah Cendrakasih, Mandra

Country: Indonesia

Saturday Live

Starring: Lee Hurst

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Klub NLO

Starring: Teodor Elmazov, Katerina Evro, Velko Kynev, Georgi Mamalev

Country: Bulgaria

Movies

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

She's the One

Directed by: Edward Burns

Starring: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney

Country: United States

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The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Country: United States

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Matilda

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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A Time to Kill

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1996 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 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).

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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
See all Football game results of 16 August 1996

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.340
  • Time: Track Gold Medalist Michael Johnson. Inset: Photograph for TIME by Brooks Kraft-Sygma
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9547

Books

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

Outrage

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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The Runaway Jury

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict.

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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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Lily White

By: Susan Isaacs

Meet Lily White, Long Island criminal defense lawyer. Smart, savvy, and down-to-earth, Lee can spot a phony the way her haughty mother can spot an Armani.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Robotron: 2084

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Chaos Overlords

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: New World Computing

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Clandestiny

Platform: Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Air Gallet

Air Gallet

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Banpresto

Blood & Magic

Platform: DOS, Windows 95

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Interplay

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