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Saturday 16 March 1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 16, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits. The Dress, directed by Alex van Warmerdam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dana Carvey Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brian Lara Cricket '96 or DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure.
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What the sky looked like on 16 March 1996

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

The Dress

Directed by: Alex van Warmerdam

Starring: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky, Margo Dames

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The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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The Wolves

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Darren Dalton, Raimund Harmstorf, Ben Cardinal, John Furey

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Prisoner of the Mountains

Directed by: Sergei Bodrov

Starring: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

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Executive Decision

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

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TV Series

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

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

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Directed by: Eugene Martin

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This Life

Written by: Amy Jenkins

Starring: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo

And the Beat Goes On

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1996 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mike Tyson knocks out Frank Bruno in second round.
  • Robert Mugabe is reelected president of Zimbabwe, although only 32 percent of the electorate actually voted.

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Sport Games on 16 March 1996

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - San Antonio Spurs : 92 - 119
  • Chicago Bulls - New Jersey Nets : 97 - 93
  • Miami Heat - Houston Rockets : 121 - 97
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Golden State Warriors : 94 - 99
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Lierse - Germinal : 2 - 1
  • Lommel - Mechelen : 2 - 1
  • Standard - Seraing : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of 16 March 1996
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Kaiserslautern : 2 - 0
  • Ein Frankfurt - Leverkusen : 1 - 1
  • Schalke 04 - Uerdingen : 1 - 1
  • St Pauli - M'gladbach : 0 - 2
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Meppen : 2 - 2
  • Mannheim - Hannover : 1 - 0
  • Wolfsburg - Wattenscheid : 1 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 16, 1996 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - R. Kelly Featuring Ronald Isley
  2. D'Angelo - Lady
  3. Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale") - Mary J. Blige
  4. All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...") - Joe
  5. Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale") - Brandy
  6. Total - No One Else
  7. Chantay Savage - I Will Survive
  8. Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check/Everything Remains Raw - Busta Rhymes
  9. Can't Hang/Do You Want To - Xscape Featuring MC Lyte
  10. Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Cristian - Amor
  2. La Mafia - Un Millon De Rosas
  3. Experiencia Religiosa - Enrique Iglesias
  4. Animal - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  5. La Tropa F - Juan Sabor
  6. Hay Que Poner El Alma - Victor Manuelle
  7. Pete Astudillo - Como Te Extrano
  8. Marco Antonio Solis y Los Bukis - Por Amor A Mi Pueblo
  9. Es Por Ti - Jon Secada
  10. Julio Iglesias - La Carretera


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

Absolute Power

By: David Baldacci

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall.

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By: Robin Cook

In a story of the dangers of managed health care, ophthalmologist-turned-foresic pathologist John Stapleton investigates a series of virulent and lethal illnesses targeting more costly patients of a

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Enter Whining

By: Fran Drescher

The personal story of Fran Drescher, the New York-accented star of The Nanny, includes humorous childhood family stories, early career experiences, and anecdotes about her daily life in Hollywood.

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That Camden Summer

By: LaVyrle Spencer

LaVyrle Spencer, known for her "heartrending slices of Americana" writes of how love can be more special the second time around...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Azrael's Tear

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows 95

Genre: Role-playing video game, Adventure, Science fiction

Publisher: Mindscape

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Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, 3DO, Game Boy, SNES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Windows 95, Windows 98

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment Natsume (GB & SNES) Microïds (GBA) WizardWorks Software (PC)

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Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Brian Lara Cricket '96

Brian Lara Cricket '96

Platform: Sega Mega Drive Microsoft Windows Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Codemasters

DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure

DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Home videos

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


Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: VHS release

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Journey Back to Oz

Studio: Hallmark

Format: VHS release

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Studio: Polygram

Format: VHS release

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Studio: MGM

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

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Muppet Treasure Island

Studio: Jim Henson

Format: VHS release

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