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Thursday 18 July 1996

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include CorieAmazin and Yung Lean. In that special week of July people in US were listening to How Do U Want It by 2 Pac. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Daily Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Dawn or Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Time to Kill

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller

Country: United States

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The Frighteners

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson

Country: United States

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Criss Cross

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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Independence Day

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Daily Show

Written by: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg

Starring: Jon Stewart

Country: United States

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Si Doel anak sekolahan

Starring: Rano Karno, Benyamin S., Aminah Cendrakasih, Mandra

Country: Indonesia

Saturday Live

Starring: Lee Hurst

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Klub NLO

Starring: Teodor Elmazov, Katerina Evro, Velko Kynev, Georgi Mamalev

Country: Bulgaria


Starring: Philippe Bas

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 July 1996 ?

  • Uruguay - Constitution Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army's base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
  • Howard Hughes is sentenced to life imprisonment at Chester Crown Court for the rape and murder of 7-year-old Sophie Hook at Llandudno 12 months previously. The trial judge recommends that Hughes, 31, should never be released.
  • An F3 tornado away from the Westminster, Maryland city center injures 3 people and causes $5 million in damages. Westminster, Maryland (MD) Detailed Profile ndash relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, news, sex offenders
  • The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, begin.
  • Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadžić resigns from public office in Republika Srpska after being indicted for war crimes.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Boris Yeltsin -- July 15, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9543
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.335


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Emotional Intelligence

By: Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why.

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Lily White

By: Susan Isaacs

Meet Lily White, Long Island criminal defense lawyer. Smart, savvy, and down-to-earth, Lee can spot a phony the way her haughty mother can spot an Armani.

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The Fourth Estate

By: Jeffrey Archer

Fourth EstateJeffrey ArcherRichard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler's atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits―skills that served him well in peacetime.

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Beach Music

By: Pat Conro

Five brothers reunite in South Carolina as their mother is dying. (H, Doubleday)

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arcade Classics

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Sega

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Black Dawn

Platform: PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

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Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy

Platform: DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

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Bruce Jenner's World Class Decathlon

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Decathlon

Publisher: Dallas Multimedia

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Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara

Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara

Platform: Arcade

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

Publisher: Capcom

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