Friday December 20, 1996

US date format: 12/20/1996, UK date format: 20/12/1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 20, 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 Rel and Aneurin Donald. 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 Alpine Racer 2 or Extreme Pinball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.

Events

  • Apple Computer announces it will buy the NeXT Software company for about US$400 million in cash and Apple stock. NeXT Software CEO Steve Jobs will become an advisor to Apple chairman and CEO Gilbert Amelio.
  • Steve Jobs' company NeXT is bought by Apple Computer, the company co-founded by Jobs.
  • Scream (1996) comes out in theaters.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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 20, 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 20, 1996

Sport Games on December 20, 1996


NBA

American Basketball
  • Dallas Mavericks - Portland Trail Blazers : 77 - 107
  • Detroit Pistons - Indiana Pacers : 84 - 75
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Seattle SuperSonics : 86 - 102
  • New Jersey Nets - Atlanta Hawks : 95 - 109
  • New York Knicks - Philadelphia 76ers : 110 - 103
See all Basketball game results of December 20, 1996

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Strasbourg : 0 - 1
  • Cannes - Guingamp : 1 - 0
  • Le Havre - Nancy : 1 - 3
  • Lens - Monaco : 1 - 3
  • Lyon - Nantes : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 20, 1996

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Southend - Birmingham : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 20, 1996

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Crewe - Notts County : 3 - 0
  • Peterboro - Burnley : 3 - 2
  • Shrewsbury - Walsall : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of December 20, 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 20

If December 20, 1996 is your birthday you're 23 years, 9 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

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?

The Gene Machine

The Gene Machine

Platform: DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Brian Lara Cricket '96

Brian Lara Cricket '96

Platform: Sega Mega Drive Microsoft Windows Amiga

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Codemasters

Alpine Racer 2

Alpine Racer 2

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Namco

Extreme Pinball

Extreme Pinball

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Death Tank

Death Tank

Platform: Sega Saturn

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 20, 1996?

On December 20, 1996 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 20, 1996?

On December 20, 1996 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 20, 1996?

On December 20, 1996 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 20, 1996?

On December 20, 1996 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 20, 1996?

On December 20, 1996 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 20, 1996?

On December 20, 1996 several famous people were born including, Rel , Aneurin Donald.

Which famous people died on December 20, 1996?

Famous people died on December 20, 1996 include, Carl Sagan, Roger Peacock), Amata Kabua.

What was the number one song in December 20, 1996?

The number one song in the week of December 20, 1996 was Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton in US and Breathe by The Prodigy in UK.

What were the top hits on December 20, 1996?

The top hits on December 20, 1996 were Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly, No Diggity by BLACKstreet in US and Breathe by The Prodigy, One And One by Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler in UK.


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