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Tuesday 17 December 1996

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Matthew Solomon and Tyson Clark. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Arena Nitoshinden or DX-Ball.
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 ?

Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Roger and the Rottentrolls

Starring: Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Daylight

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 December 1996 ?

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Facts:
  • At the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the "Option Red" supercomputer is started up, performing one trillion floating-point operations per second, making it the fastest computer in the world. The US$55 million computer uses 9072 Intel Pentium Pro processors with 600 GB memory and 2 terabyte disc storage.

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Sport Games on 17 December 1996

NBA
American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Dallas Mavericks : 109 - 73
  • Charlotte Hornets - Philadelphia 76ers : 93 - 84
  • Golden State Warriors - Seattle SuperSonics : 83 - 123
  • Houston Rockets - Vancouver Grizzlies : 92 - 93
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Reading : 0 - 0
  • Crystal Palace - Sheffield United : 0 - 1
  • East Fife - Dundee : 1 - 7
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Coventry - Newcastle : 2 - 1
  • Liverpool - Nott'm Forest : 4 - 2
  • Rangers - Kilmarnock : 4 - 2
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Jesus & the Internet. Digital photomontage. Illustration Jesus for TIME by Kinuko Y. Craft.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9565
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.357

Books

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

Forever, Erma

By: Erma Bombeck

When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

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Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff

There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student... We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection.

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The Book of Ruth

By: Jane Hamilton

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

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The Laws of Our Fathers

By: Scott Turow

In Kindle County, a woman is killed in an apparent random drive-by shooting. The woman turns out to be the ex-wife of a prominent state senator and an old acquaintance of Judge Sonia Klonsky, on whose desk the case lands.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Arena Nitoshinden

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Takara

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Beggar Prince

Beggar Prince

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: C&E Inc. Super Fighter Team

BVE TrainSim

BVE TrainSim

Platform: Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows ME Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Vista (With .dll add ons & BVE 5) Windows 7 (With .dll add ons/Windows XP Mode/VMLite XP Mode & BVE 5) Windows 8 (With .dll add ons)

Genre: Train simulator

DX-Ball

Platform: Windows Mac OS 6 or higher.

Genre: Breakout clone

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Flying Corps

Platform: PC (DOS and Windows

Genre: World War I flight simulator

Publisher: Empire Interactive

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