Sunday November 17, 1996

US date format: 11/17/1996, UK date format: 17/11/1996

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Ray Khan . In that special week of November people in US were listening to No Diggity by BLACKstreet. In UK Say You'll Be There by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Star Trek: First Contact, directed by Jonathan Frakes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall or Fight for Life.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 17, 1996?


  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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  • Present Laughter opens at Walter Kerr Theater, New York City
  • A bomb explosion in Kaspiysk, Russia, kills 32 people.
  • Emil Constantinescu is elected as President of Romania.

Famous Birthday

  • Ray Khan: Pakistani-British noted family, the son...

Famous Deaths


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact

Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Country: United States of America

The Legend of Galgameth

The Legend of Galgameth

Directed by: Sean McNamara

Starring: Devin Oatway, Sean McNamara, Stephen Macht, Lou Wagner

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Country: United States of America

Far Harbor

Far Harbor

Directed by: John Huddles

Starring: Edward Atterton, Jennifer Connelly, Dan Futterman, Marcia Gay Harden

Carnosaur 3: Primal Species

Carnosaur 3: Primal Species

Directed by: Jonathan Winfrey

Starring: Scott Valentine, Janet Gunn, Rick Dean, Anthony Peck

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of November 17, 1996?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Say You'll Be There
  2. - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
  3. - If You Ever
  4. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  5. - Breathe

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Pony
  2. - No Diggity
  3. - Nobody
  4. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  5. - Tell Me (From "Eddie")
  6. - This Is For The Lover In You
  7. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  8. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  9. - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")
  10. - Missing You (From "Set It Off")
Sport Games on November 17, 1996

Sport Games on November 17, 1996


American Basketball
  • Golden State Warriors - San Antonio Spurs : 102 - 92
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Phoenix Suns : 102 - 88
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Los Angeles Clippers : 94 - 102
  • Portland Trail Blazers - Indiana Pacers : 88 - 83
  • Vancouver Grizzlies - Seattle SuperSonics : 81 - 91
See all Basketball game results of November 17, 1996


American Football
  • Baltimore Ravens - San Francisco 49ers : 20 - 38
  • Carolina Panthers - St. Louis Rams : 20 - 10
  • Chicago Bears - Kansas City Chiefs : 10 - 14
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Buffalo Bills : 17 - 31
  • Denver Broncos - New England Patriots : 34 - 8
See all American Football game results of November 17, 1996

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Udinese : 1 - 0
  • Inter - Fiorentina : 2 - 2
  • Juventus - Milan : 0 - 0
  • Napoli - Perugia : 4 - 2
  • Piacenza - Lazio : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of November 17, 1996

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Cercle Brugge - Club Brugge : 0 - 2
  • Harelbeke - Genk : 2 - 1
  • Mouscron - Charleroi : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of November 17, 1996

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Te sigo amando

Te sigo amando

Days to next November 17

If November 17, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 10 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 24 days.

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1996?

  • LIFE: The Dawn Of Life
  • Time: On The Money Trail. Digital photomontage. White House from Woodfin Camp. Inset: Photograph by Doug C
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11181
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.353
  • Wired: Wired - November, 1996


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deep End of the Ocean


"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book ClubFew first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical …

The Third Twin by Ken Follett

The Third Twin


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUsing a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the …

Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert H. Bork

Slouching Towards Gomorrah


In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle


The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

Executive Orders by Tom Clancy

Executive Orders


The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel.I don't know what to do.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?



Platform: Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Virgin Games

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

The Chaos Engine 2

The Chaos Engine 2

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32

Genre: Run and gun

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

Fight for Life

Fight for Life

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: Versus fighting

Publisher: Atari

Destruction Derby 2

Destruction Derby 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Vehicular combat, racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

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