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Wednesday 21 August 1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jamia Simone Nash and Cole LaBrant. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. She's the One, directed by Edward Burns, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Leaving Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Afterlife or Deadly Rooms of Death (Webfoot).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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Saturday Live

Starring: Lee Hurst

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Buzzkill

Written by: Dave Sheridan

Starring: Travis Draft

Country: United States

The Forensic Files

Written by: Paul Dowling

Starring: Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas

Country: United States

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Movies

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

She's the One

Directed by: Edward Burns

Starring: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney

Country: United States

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Tin Cup

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Starring: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Country: United States

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The Fan

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin

Country: United States

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Matilda

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson

Country: United States

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Kingpin

Directed by: Bobby Farrelly

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1996 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Facts:
  • Hughie, opens at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City
  • Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
  • Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
  • Former president of South Africa, F. W. de Klerk, makes an official policy for crimes committed under Apartheid to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Cape Town.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Photograph from NASA via Reuters; background photo by John Sanford-SPL/Photo Researchers
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9548
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.340

Books

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

The Green Mile, Part 5: Night Journey

By: Stephen King

Paul Edgecombe and his fellow guards take a huge gamble by taking convicted killer John Coffey away from Death Row in the dead of night to bring him to the bedside of a woman writhing in torment.

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Servant of the Bones

By: Anne Rice

In a new and major novel, the creator of fantastic universes o vampires and witches takes us now into the world of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon's Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, Servant of the ...

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A Time to Kill

By: John Grisham

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Afterlife

Platform: Windows, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: God game

Publisher: LucasArts

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Battle Arena Nitoshinden

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Takara

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Congo the Movie

Platform: Saturn

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Eressea

Eressea

Platform: Cross-platform, E-mail

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Deadly Rooms of Death (Webfoot)

Deadly Rooms of Death (Webfoot)

Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Webfoot Technologies


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