Wednesday January 17, 1996

US date format: 1/17/1996, UK date format: 17/1/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Caitlin Sanchez and Sebastian Villalobos. In that special week of January people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Lee David Zlotoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Shock Wave by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Marisol. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Firo & Klawd or Battle Garegga.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old American child victim and namesake for the AMBER Alert system, is murdered in Arlington, Texas.

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Movies

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The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill

Directed by: Lee David Zlotoff

Starring: Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton

Manny & Lo

Manny & Lo

Directed by: Lisa Krueger

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino, Mary Kay Place, Dean Silvers

The Stendhal Syndrome

The Stendhal Syndrome

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi, Luigi Diberti

Big Bully

Big Bully

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Carol Kane

From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on January 17, 1996

Sport Games on January 17, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Golden State Warriors - Minnesota Timberwolves : 88 - 98
  • Houston Rockets - Denver Nuggets : 120 - 112
  • Indiana Pacers - Atlanta Hawks : 93 - 102
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Philadelphia 76ers : 111 - 100
  • New Jersey Nets - Charlotte Hornets : 97 - 93
See all Basketball game results of January 17, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Hearts - Celtic : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of January 17, 1996

TV Series

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Marisol

Marisol

Directed by: Eugene Martin

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery

Directed by: Keoni Waxman

The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

Directed by: Errol Morris

Kidô senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS shôtai

Kidô senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS shôtai

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1996 is your birthday you're 24 years, 8 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Charles Kuralt'S America by Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt'S America

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The former CBS-TV newsman and author of A Life on the Road revisits some of his favorite places and people in their best seasons, in a cheerful account of

A Simple Path by Lucinda Vardey

A Simple Path

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Known around the globe for her indefatigable work on behalf of the poor, the sick, and the dying, Mother Teresa devoted her life to giving hope to the hopeless in more than 120 countries.

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Lincoln

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A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency.Donald

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

The Rainmaker

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan

Waiting to Exhale

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From the critically acclaimed author of A Day Late and a Dollar Short and The Interruption of Everything, a wise, earthy story of a friendship between four African American women who lean on each other while "waiting to exhale": waiting …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Platform: SNES Game Boy Advance

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

Firo & Klawd

Firo & Klawd

Platform: PlayStation, PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: BMG

Battle Garegga

Battle Garegga

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP Eighting; JP Electronic Arts (SS); NA Fabtek; EU Tuning; HK Metrotainment

Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition

Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition

Platform: Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

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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