Saturday August 17, 1996

US date format: 8/17/1996, UK date format: 17/8/1996

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It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 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. 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 Diablo or Descent II.
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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

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Sport Games on August 17, 1996

Sport Games on August 17, 1996


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Harelbeke : 0 - 1
  • Germinal - Lierse : 1 - 1
  • Lokeren - Standard : 0 - 1
  • Lommel - Cercle Brugge : 1 - 1
  • Mechelen - Gent : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of August 17, 1996

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Duisburg : 1 - 0
  • Freiburg - Werder Bremen : 3 - 2
  • Hansa Rostock - Karlsruhe : 2 - 2
  • Leverkusen - Dortmund : 4 - 2
  • Munich 1860 - Hamburg : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of August 17, 1996

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Kaiserslautern - CZ Jena : 2 - 0
  • Zwickau - Meppen : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of August 17, 1996

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Troyes : 1 - 0
  • Chateauroux - Toulouse : 2 - 1
  • Epinal - Amiens : 0 - 3
  • Gueugnon - Sochaux : 1 - 0
  • Le Mans - Red Star 93 : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of August 17, 1996

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

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?

Back Street Soccer

Back Street Soccer

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional soccer simulation

Publisher: SunA

Age of Sail

Age of Sail

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: TalonSoft

Diablo

Diablo

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: NA Blizzard Entertainment; EU Ubi Soft Entertainment; NA / EU Electronic Arts

Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard

Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Side-scrolling shooter Role-playing shooter

Publisher: Squaresoft

Descent II

Descent II

Platform: PC (MS-DOS), Mac OS, Acorn Archimedes, AmigaOS4, PlayStation

Genre: First-person shooter, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Interplay Productions Mac Play (Mac OS)


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