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Saturday 17 February 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. Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Marisol. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cool Boarders or Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds.
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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 ?

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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City Hall

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

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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

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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.

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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
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Karlsruhe : 1 - 4
  • Stuttgart - Munich 1860 : 2 - 3
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Real Madrid - Valencia : 0 - 0
  • Zaragoza - Salamanca : 1 - 1
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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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Absolute Power

By: David Baldacci

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping Luther Whitney, a career break-in artist, behind a secret wall.

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That Camden Summer

By: LaVyrle Spencer

LaVyrle Spencer, known for her "heartrending slices of Americana" writes of how love can be more special the second time around...

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By: Robin Cook

In a story of the dangers of managed health care, ophthalmologist-turned-foresic pathologist John Stapleton investigates a series of virulent and lethal illnesses targeting more costly patients of a

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

By: John Gra

Subtitle: ?€œThe Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex?€?. (H, HarperCollins)

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Flying Corps

Platform: PC (DOS and Windows

Genre: World War I flight simulator

Publisher: Empire Interactive

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Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Palm OS, Windows Mobile

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: EU SCEE; NA THQ

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Cool Boarders

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: JP UEP Systems; NA SCEA; EU SCEE; JP Studio Zan (PSN)

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Death Tank

Platform: Sega Saturn

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Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds

Alien Breed 3D II: The Killing Grounds

Platform: Amiga 1200, Amiga 4000

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Ocean Software

Home videos

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

Barb Wire

Studio: Gramercy Pictures

Format: VHS release

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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The Wizard of Oz

Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Entertainment/THX Digitally Remastered

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The Three Caballeros

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection

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Mr. Wrong

Studio: Touchstone

Format: VHS release

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