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Friday 20 December 1996

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Regulators by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Close Combat or Diablo series.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Roger and the Rottentrolls

Starring: Rebecca Front

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Leaving Home

Starring: Oliver Knussen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Daily Show

Written by: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg

Starring: Jon Stewart

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Daylight

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1996 ?

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.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Roger Peacock): Writer, dies at 76.
  • Amata Kabua: President of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies.
  • Carl Sagan: American astronomer, astrophysicist, exobiologist, educator, and popular celebrity.
Facts:
  • 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.

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Sport Games on 20 December 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
See all Basketball game results of 20 December 1996
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Strasbourg : 0 - 1
  • Cannes - Guingamp : 1 - 0
  • Le Havre - Nancy : 1 - 3
  • Lens - Monaco : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of 20 December 1996
Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Southend - Birmingham : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 20 December 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 20 December 1996

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.358
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11175
  • Time: Jesus & the Internet. Digital photomontage. Illustration Jesus for TIME by Kinuko Y. Craft.

Books

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

The Regulators

By: Richard Bachman

On a perfect summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, many of the citizens who live on Poplar Street are killed mysteriously, and at the center of the mystery is a

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The Laws of Our Fathers

By: Scott Turow

In Kindle County, a woman is killed in an apparent random drive-by shooting. The woman turns out to be the ex-wife of a prominent state senator and an old acquaintance of Judge Sonia Klonsky, on whose desk the case lands.

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The Deep End of the Ocean

By: Jacquelyn Mitchard

"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 ...

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The Christmas Box

By: Richard Paul Evans

A special anniversary edition of the unforgettable Christmas classic that has touched the hearts of millions of readers: “the most popular holiday tale since Tiny Tim” (Newsweek).Since

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Close Combat

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Microsoft

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Firo & Klawd

Platform: PlayStation, PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: BMG

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Diablo series

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Sierra Entertainment

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Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems

Platform: Super NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: JP Capcom; NA Capcom; EU Capcom

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Chex Quest

Chex Quest

Platform: MS-DOS Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Digital Café


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