Sunday March 17, 1996, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1996, UK date format: 17/3/1996

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 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 Guilty As Sin by Tami Hoag was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dana Carvey Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Civilization II or Alpine Racer 2.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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The Dress

The Dress

Directed by: Alex van Warmerdam

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

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

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

Country: United States of America

The Wolves

The Wolves

Directed by: Steve Carver

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

Prisoner of the Mountains

Prisoner of the Mountains

Directed by: Sergei Bodrov

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

Executive Decision

Executive Decision

Directed by: Stuart Baird

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

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Music charts

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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
  2. - Lady
  3. - Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  4. - All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) (From "Don't Be A Menace...")
  5. - Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale")
  6. - No One Else
  7. - I Will Survive
  8. - Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check/Everything Remains Raw
  9. - Can't Hang/Do You Want To
  10. - Before You Walk Out Of My Life/Like This And Like That
Sport Games on March 17, 1996

Sport Games on March 17, 1996


NBA

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
  • Phoenix Suns - Charlotte Hornets : 102 - 103
See all Basketball game results of March 17, 1996

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Waregem : 1 - 1
  • Antwerp - Anderlecht : 1 - 1
  • Cercle Brugge - St Truiden : 2 - 1
  • Gent - Club Brugge : 0 - 2
  • Harelbeke - Beveren : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of March 17, 1996

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Dusseldorf - Karlsruhe : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of March 17, 1996

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Lubeck : 3 - 1
  • Unterhaching - F Koln : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of March 17, 1996

TV Series

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The Dana Carvey Show

The Dana Carvey Show

Directed by: John Fortenberry

Marisol

Marisol

Directed by: Eugene Martin

This Life

This Life

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo

And the Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Guilty As Sin by Tami Hoag

Guilty As Sin

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A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a horrific act of evil.

Time Present, Time Past by Bill Bradley

Time Present, Time Past

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During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the

The Web by Jonathan Kellerman

The Web

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Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly sinister novel by America's premier writer of psychological suspense, the author of ten successive New York Times

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Civilization II

Civilization II

Platform: Mac OS PlayStation Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: MicroProse

The Eye of Typhoon

The Eye of Typhoon

Platform: 3DO, MS-DOS, Neo-Geo (cancelled)

Genre: 2D Versus fighting

Publisher: Viccom (MS-DOS version) LG (3DO version)

Alpine Racer 2

Alpine Racer 2

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Namco

Gender Wars

Gender Wars

Platform: DOS

Genre: Real time tactics, action

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Sales Curve

Dragon Force

Dragon Force

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Real-time strategy, real-time tactics

Publisher: NA Working Designs


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