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Saturday 17 August 1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Madison Axford and Ella Cruz. 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 Exclusive by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Leaving Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 2Xtreme or Beggar Prince.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

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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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1996 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Famous Deaths:
  • Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit

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Sport Games on 17 August 1996

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Harelbeke : 0 - 1
  • Germinal - Lierse : 1 - 1
  • Lokeren - Standard : 0 - 1
  • Lommel - Cercle Brugge : 1 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Duisburg : 1 - 0
  • Freiburg - Werder Bremen : 3 - 2
  • Hansa Rostock - Karlsruhe : 2 - 2
  • Leverkusen - Dortmund : 4 - 2
See all Football game results of 17 August 1996
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Kaiserslautern - CZ Jena : 2 - 0
  • Zwickau - Meppen : 1 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Troyes : 1 - 0
  • Chateauroux - Toulouse : 2 - 1
  • Epinal - Amiens : 0 - 3
  • Gueugnon - Sochaux : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 17 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


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


By: Sandra Brown

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.

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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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Undaunted Courage

By: Stephen E. Ambrose

From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one

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Servant of the Bones

By: Anne Rice

Anne Rice, among the most iconic creators in horror, brings one of her richest stories to the graphic novel form. A tale of murder, demonic revenge, and the redemptive power of faith, Servant of the Bones is ornately illustrated by ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge

BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge

Platform: Satellaview

Publisher: Nintendo



Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

Beggar Prince

Beggar Prince

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: C&E Inc. Super Fighter Team


Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Visco, SNK

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Burning Road

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Arcade racing

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