Wednesday December 18, 1996

US date format: 12/18/1996, UK date format: 18/12/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 18, 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 Marilyn Flores and Kellie Sweet. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. I'm Not Rappaport, directed by Herb Gardner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Silent Honor by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Sight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1 or DragonHeart: Fire and Steel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
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Events

  • American TV industry executives agree to adopt a ratings system.
  • The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring ''Ebonics'' a language or dialect.
  • The ''loi Carrez'', or Carrez law governing property transactions was enacted in France Loi n°96-1107 du 18 décembre 1996
  • The loi Carrez, or Carrez law governing property transactions, is enacted in France

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Movies

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I'm Not Rappaport

I'm Not Rappaport

Directed by: Herb Gardner

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Little Witches

Little Witches

Directed by: Jane Simpson

Starring: Mimi Rose, Sheeri Rappaport, Jennifer Rubin, Jack Nance

Scream

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Country: United States of America

Marvin's Room

Marvin's Room

Directed by: Jerry Zaks

Starring: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 18, 1996?
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Top #4 songs in the UK

  1. - Breathe
  2. - One And One
  3. - Knockin' On Heaven's Door / Throw These Guns Away
  4. - A Different Beat

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  2. - Nobody
  3. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  4. - Pony
  5. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  6. - No Diggity
  7. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  9. - No Time
  10. - Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Trapecista
Sport Games on December 18, 1996

Sport Games on December 18, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Indiana Pacers - Orlando Magic : 102 - 95
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Milwaukee Bucks : 111 - 105
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Golden State Warriors : 96 - 123
  • New Jersey Nets - Cleveland Cavaliers : 81 - 99
  • New York Knicks - Detroit Pistons : 78 - 112
See all Basketball game results of December 18, 1996

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Airdrie - St Johnstone : 0 - 1
  • West Brom - Norwich : 5 - 1
See all Football game results of December 18, 1996

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Millwall - Luton : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 18, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Sheffield Weds - Man United : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 18, 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

Brambly Hedge

Brambly Hedge

Vuelta y vuelta

Vuelta y vuelta

Days to next December 18

If December 18, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 9 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Silent Honor by Danielle Steel

Silent Honor

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In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel creates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent American history.

Desperation by Stephen King

Desperation

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Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…"I see holes like eyes.

I'M Not Really Here by Tim Allen

I'M Not Really Here

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The popular actor and comedian shares his observations on why things are the way they are while sharing his offbeat opinions about the meaning of life and his personal role in

Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck

Forever, Erma

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When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy

This Year It Will Be Different

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes This Year It Will Be Different, a stunning new work that brings us the magic

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chess Mates

Chess Mates

Platform: PC, IMac

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brainstorm

Soul

Soul

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Wii, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network, Android, iOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

Midway presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn Super Nintendo

Genre: Compilation (various)

Publisher: Midway Games

DragonHeart: Fire and Steel

DragonHeart: Fire and Steel

Platform: PSX, Sega Saturn, PC, Game Boy

Genre: Hack and slash, Action, Platformer

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Acclaim Japan (Japan release)

Eradicator

Eradicator

Platform: MS-DOS (Windows, OS X and Linux through Dosbox)

Genre: Shooter (first and third-person)

Publisher: Accolade Inc.


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