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Saturday February 17, 1996

US date format: 2/17/1996, UK date format: 17/2/1996

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 17, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sasha Pieterse and Lil Herb. In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Primary Colors by Anonymous was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Marisol. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amber: Journeys Beyond or Black Dawn.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 February 1996

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


Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States

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Bottle Rocket

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler

Country: United States

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Before and After

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Starring: Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong, Julia Weldon

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Vite strozzate

Directed by: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Vincent Lindon, Sabrina Ferilli, Luca Zingaretti, Ricky Memphis

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Carnal Knowledge

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Directed by: Eugene Martin

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The Mark Thomas Comedy Product

Starring: Mark Thomas

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

VH1 Storytellers

Silent Witness

The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1996 ?

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
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Famous Deaths:
  • In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.
  • NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.

Sport Games on 17 February 1996

American Basketball
  • New York Knicks - New Jersey Nets : 77 - 82
  • Orlando Magic - Miami Heat : 95 - 93
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Cleveland Cavaliers : 82 - 97
  • Portland Trail Blazers - Los Angeles Clippers : 96 - 100
See all Basketball game results of 17 February 1996
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Karlsruhe : 1 - 4
  • Stuttgart - Munich 1860 : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of 17 February 1996
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Real Madrid - Valencia : 0 - 0
  • Zaragoza - Salamanca : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 February 1996
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Cannes - Bastia : 1 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Guingamp : 2 - 2
  • Le Havre - Lille : 4 - 1
  • Lens - Nantes : 2 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 17, 1996 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Cristian - Amor
  2. La Mafia - Un Millon De Rosas
  3. Amaneci En Tus Brazos - Luis Miguel
  4. Si Tu Te Vas - Enrique Iglesias
  5. Pete Astudillo - Como Te Extrano
  6. Liberacion - Enamorado De Un Fantasma
  7. Quien - Pedro Fernandez
  8. Por Amor A Mi Pueblo - Marco Antonio Solis y Los Bukis
  9. La Tropa F - Juan Sabor
  10. Mi Forma De Sentir - Giro


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

Primary Colors

By: Anonymous

A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

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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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Emotional Intelligence

By: Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why.

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By: Dean Koontz

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Amber: Journeys Beyond

Platform: Mac OS System 7, Windows 95

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Hue Forest Entertainment (1996) (mail order) Cendant Software (199?) Changeling (199?) Graphic Simulations Corporation (199?)

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Black Dawn

Platform: PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: NA Crystal Dynamics; EU Crystal Dynamics; JP BMG Interactive; NA Activision (PC); NA SCEA (PSN); PAL Square Enix (PSN)

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Cookie and Bibi 2

Cookie and Bibi 2

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Semicom

Air Attack

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Comad

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Home videos

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

Clash of the Titans

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Studio: VHS release

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Big Bully

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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Nick of Time

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS release

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