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 birth chart on February 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 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 Hide & Seek by James Patterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Marisol. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deadly Tide or The Chaos Engine 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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Events

  • 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.
  • In Philadelphia, Garry Kasparov beats "Deep Blue" in a second chess match.
  • The 8.2 M  Biak earthquake shakes the Papua province of eastern Indonesia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A large tsunami followed, leaving 166 people dead or missing and 423 injured.

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Movies

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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

Country: United States of America

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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

Country: United States of America

Before and After

Before and After

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

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

Vite strozzate

Vite strozzate

Directed by: Ricky Tognazzi

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

Carnal Knowledge

Carnal Knowledge

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on February 17, 1996

Sport Games on February 17, 1996


NBA

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
  • Toronto Raptors - Detroit Pistons : 95 - 108
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Karlsruhe : 1 - 4
  • Stuttgart - Munich 1860 : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of February 17, 1996

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Real Madrid - Valencia : 0 - 0
  • Zaragoza - Salamanca : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of February 17, 1996

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Cannes - Bastia : 1 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Guingamp : 2 - 2
  • Le Havre - Lille : 4 - 1
  • Lens - Nantes : 2 - 1
  • Lyon - Nice : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of February 17, 1996

TV Series

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Marisol

Marisol

Directed by: Eugene Martin

The Mark Thomas Comedy Product

The Mark Thomas Comedy Product

Starring: Mark Thomas

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

VH1 Storytellers

VH1 Storytellers

Silent Witness

Silent Witness

The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper

The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper

Days to next February 17

If February 17, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 7 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Hide & Seek by James Patterson

Hide & Seek

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Will be shipped from US. Brand new copy.

The Lost World by Michael Crichton

The Lost World

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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo comes the sequel to the smash-hit Jurassic Park, a thriller that’s been millions of years in the making.

In The Beauty Of The Lilies by John Updike

In The Beauty Of The Lilies

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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.

Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors

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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.

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHis name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dancing Eyes

Dancing Eyes

Publisher: Namco

Deadly Tide

Deadly Tide

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

The Chaos Engine 2

The Chaos Engine 2

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Renegade Software (UK), Time Warner Interactive (US)

Blast Chamber

Blast Chamber

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse

Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse

Platform: Macintosh Windows Linux Steam Android iOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 17, 1996?

On February 17, 1996 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is February 17, 1996?

On February 17, 1996 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 17, 1996?

On February 17, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 17, 1996?

On February 17, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 17, 1996?

On February 17, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 17, 1996?

On February 17, 1996 several famous people were born including, Sasha Pieterse, Lil Herb.

Which famous people died on February 17, 1996?

Famous people died on February 17, 1996 include, Jean Writer-Pierre, Michael Raptis, Henry Guinness.

What was the number one song in February 17, 1996?

The number one song in the week of February 17, 1996 was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey in US and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo in UK.

What were the top hits on February 17, 1996?

The top hits on February 17, 1996 were One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey, Missing by Everything But The Girl, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) by Whitney Houston in US and Spaceman by Babylon Zoo, Anything by 3T, Slight Return by The Bluetones in UK.


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