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It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alain Jérôme . In that special week of March people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Children by Robert Miles was in the top 5 hits. The Dress, directed by Alex van Warmerdam, 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 The Dana Carvey Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air Gallet or Bahamut Lagoon.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Dress

Directed by: Alex van Warmerdam

Starring: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky, Margo Dames

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The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Country: United States

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The Wolves

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Darren Dalton, Raimund Harmstorf, Ben Cardinal, John Furey

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Prisoner of the Mountains

Directed by: Sergei Bodrov

Starring: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

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Executive Decision

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

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Directed by: Eugene Martin

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This Life

Written by: Amy Jenkins

Starring: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo

And the Beat Goes On

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1996 ?

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alain Jérôme: French journalist, television presenter and film producer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bus Stop closes at Circle in the Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Getting Away With Murder opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances
  • Mike Tyson beats Frank Bruno in third round to gain Heavyweight title.
  • Sri Lanka wins the Cricket World Cup by storming to a Seven wicket victory against the tournament favourite Australia.

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Sport Games on 17 March 1996

American Basketball
  • Dallas Mavericks - Portland Trail Blazers : 86 - 112
  • Denver Nuggets - Detroit Pistons : 81 - 91
  • New Jersey Nets - Boston Celtics : 106 - 107
  • Orlando Magic - Los Angeles Lakers : 98 - 97
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Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Waregem : 1 - 1
  • Antwerp - Anderlecht : 1 - 1
  • Cercle Brugge - St Truiden : 2 - 1
  • Gent - Club Brugge : 0 - 2
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Dusseldorf - Karlsruhe : 2 - 0
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Lubeck : 3 - 1
  • Unterhaching - F Koln : 2 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 17, 1996 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - R. Kelly Featuring Ronald Isley
  2. D'Angelo - Lady
  3. Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale") - Mary J. Blige
  4. All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...") - Joe
  5. Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale") - Brandy
  6. Total - No One Else
  7. Chantay Savage - I Will Survive
  8. Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check/Everything Remains Raw - Busta Rhymes
  9. Can't Hang/Do You Want To - Xscape Featuring MC Lyte
  10. Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Cristian - Amor
  2. La Mafia - Un Millon De Rosas
  3. Experiencia Religiosa - Enrique Iglesias
  4. Animal - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  5. La Tropa F - Juan Sabor
  6. Hay Que Poner El Alma - Victor Manuelle
  7. Pete Astudillo - Como Te Extrano
  8. Marco Antonio Solis y Los Bukis - Por Amor A Mi Pueblo
  9. Es Por Ti - Jon Secada
  10. Julio Iglesias - La Carretera


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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The Cat Who Said Cheese

By: Lilian Jackson Braun

Everything smells in Pickax when a killer invades the Great Food Expo. Luckily, Qwill is on the scene, his mustache twitching with suspicions.

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Charles Kuralt'S America

By: Charles Kuralt

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

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom

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Air Gallet

Air Gallet

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Banpresto

Bahamut Lagoon

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Square

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Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Platformer

Disney's Pinocchio

Platform: Super NES, Game Boy, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Puzzle, Adventure

Publisher: NA / EU Nintendo; JP Capcom; EU Sega; NA THQ; EU Nintendo; NA Black Pearl Software

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Home videos

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

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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The American President

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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White Squall

Studio: Hollywood

Format: VHS release

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The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists

Studio: Universal

Format: direct-to-video VHS release

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The Aristocats

Studio: Disney

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

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