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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 Time Present, Time Past by Bill Bradley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dana Carvey Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Age of Sail or Batman Forever: The Arcade Game.
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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)
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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 songs in the USA
  1. Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day
  2. Sittin' Up In My Room - Brandy
  3. Mary J. Blige - Not Gon' Cry
  4. Nobody Knows - Tony Rich Project
  5. Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
  6. Everything But The Girl - Missing
  7. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - R. Kelly
  8. Joan Osborne - One Of Us
  9. Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
  10. La Bouche - Be My Lover
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. Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That - Monica
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. Por Amor A Mi Pueblo - Marco Antonio Solis y Los Bukis
  9. Es Por Ti - Jon Secada
  10. Julio Iglesias - La Carretera


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

Time Present, Time Past

By: Bill Bradley

During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the

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Mcnally'S Puzzle

By: Lawrence Sanders

Palm Beach private detective Archy McNally is hired by the wealthy owner of a bird store to investigate threats against his life, but the case soon becomes complicated by

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In The Beauty Of The Lilies

By: John Updike

In the Beauty of the Lilies begins in 1910 and traces God’s relation to four generations of American seekers, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey.

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The Cove

By: Catherine Coulter

A picturesque town. A woman on the run. An undercover agent. The first riveting novel in Catherine Coulter's #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Batman Forever: The Arcade Game

Batman Forever: The Arcade Game

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP Acclaim Japan

Battle Arena Toshinden 3

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Versus fighting game

Publisher: Takara (JPN) Playmates Interactive Entertainment (US) Sony Computer Entertainment (EUR)

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Back Street Soccer

Back Street Soccer

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: SunA

Age of Sail

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: TalonSoft

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The Adventures of Lomax

The Adventures of Lomax

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: 2D platformer

Publisher: Psygnosis

Home videos

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

Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

Studio: Fox

Format: VHS release

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Mickey's Christmas Carol

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS release; part of the Disney's Favorite Stories Collection

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Real Genius

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Down Periscope

Studio: Fox

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The Adventures of Huck Finn

Studio: VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection

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