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Sunday 20 October 1996

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Adam Cianciarulo . 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. Thinner, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Make the Connection by Bob Greene, Oprah Winfre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chess Mates or Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?.
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 ?


Directed by: Tom Holland

Starring: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney

Country: United States

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Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt

Country: United States

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Directed by: Emir Kusturica

Starring: Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic

Country: United States

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The Long Kiss Goodnight

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima

Country: United States

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That Thing You Do!

Directed by: Tom Hanks

Starring: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Frank Barry, Torquil Colbo, Mercedes Barry, Brian Best

Vidas de Sal

Starring: Mariana Rey Monteiro, Armando Cortez, Virgílio Castelo, Simone de Oliveira

Country: Portugal


Starring: Michael Cariglio, Mike Curley, Gabriel Velez, Marilyn Arnone

Country: United States

Deutsch Plus

Written by: David Hargreaves

Starring: Ivan Robert Sertic, Constanze Pröbster

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1996 ?

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Famous Deaths:
  • Summer & Smoke closes at Criterion Theater, New York City
  • Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series

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Sport Games on 20 October 1996

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Dallas Cowboys : 28 - 32
  • Baltimore Ravens - Denver Broncos : 34 - 45
  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 25 - 22
  • Cincinnati Bengals - San Francisco 49ers : 21 - 28
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Serie A
Italian Football
  • Bologna - Fiorentina : 0 - 2
  • Juventus - Inter : 2 - 0
  • Lazio - Cagliari : 2 - 1
  • Milan - Napoli : 3 - 1
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Club Brugge : 1 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Dortmund : 0 - 0
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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.349
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Working Mom Lori Lucas -- Oct. 14, 1996
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9556


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

Make the Connection

By: Bob Greene, Oprah Winfre

Updated, revised paperback from the trainer who helped Oprah get into shape. (H, Hyperion)

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The Celestine Prophecy

By: James Redfield

THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

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The Last Don

By: Mario Puzo

A masterful saga of the last great American Mafia family and its powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas, from the author of The Godfather The Last Don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless old man who is determined ...

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By: Stuart Woods

Feared and loathed for her poison pen and ice queen persona, Amanda Dart has made her share of enemies. Then the tables are turned.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Excellent System

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Fin Fin on Teo, the Magic Planet

Fin Fin on Teo, the Magic Planet

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Pet-raising simulation

Resident Evil

Platform: Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Sega Saturn, Wii, Wii U, Xbo

Genre: Survival horror Third-person shooter

Publisher: Capcom

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Chess Mates

Platform: PC, IMac

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Brainstorm

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Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?

Platform: DOS, Windows, PlayStation, Saturn

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Psygnosis (PC, PSX) Sega (Saturn)

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