Thursday October 17, 1996

US date format: 10/17/1996, UK date format: 17/10/1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Kasper Tait . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. Maachis, directed by Gulzar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bang Bang Ball or Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Taking Sides, opens at Atkinson Theater, New York City

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Movies

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Maachis

Maachis

Directed by: Gulzar

Starring: Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh, Kanwaljit Singh

The Associate

The Associate

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly

Thinner

Thinner

Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz

Country: United States of America

High School High

High School High

Directed by: Hart Bochner

Starring: Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer

The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

Directed by: Peter Markle

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Kiefer Sutherland

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Music charts

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Sport Games on October 17, 1996

Sport Games on October 17, 1996


NFL

American Football
  • Seattle Seahawks - Kansas City Chiefs : 16 - 34
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TV Series

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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

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich

Unlimited Access

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Gary Aldrich was an FBI agent closing out his career with a stint at the White House. What should have been a peaceful exit left him shaken.

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deep End of the Ocean

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"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 …

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up

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From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings.Filled

Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose

Undaunted Courage

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From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one

Executive Orders by Tom Clancy

Executive Orders

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cheesy

Cheesy

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Platformer

The Gene Machine

The Gene Machine

Platform: DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Bang Bang Ball

Bang Bang Ball

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Kunihiko Tashiro and Good House

Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara

Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up, action role-playing video game

Publisher: Capcom

Air Attack

Air Attack

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Comad

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 17, 1996?

On October 17, 1996 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 17, 1996?

On October 17, 1996 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 17, 1996?

On October 17, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 17, 1996?

On October 17, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 17, 1996?

On October 17, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 17, 1996?

On October 17, 1996 several famous people were born including, Kasper Tait.

Which famous people died on October 17, 1996?

Famous people died on October 17, 1996 include, Chris Acland, Christopher Acland, Berthold Goldschmidt.

What was the number one song in October 17, 1996?

The number one song in the week of October 17, 1996 was Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio in US and Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something in UK.

What were the top hits on October 17, 1996?

The top hits on October 17, 1996 were Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio, I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis, It's All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion in US and Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something, Words by Boyzone, It's All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion in UK.


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