Wednesday August 21, 1996

US date format: 8/21/1996, UK date format: 21/8/1996

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1996). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). 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. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996 while Primary Colors by Anonymous was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Safe and Sound. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Command & Conquer: Red Alert or Destiny: World Domination from Stone Age to Space Age.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

Sleepers

Sleepers

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Country: United States of America

Pusher

Pusher

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Slavko Labovic

Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

The Trigger Effect

The Trigger Effect

Directed by: David Koepp

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21, 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

Events

  • Hughie, opens at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Sport Games on August 21, 1996

Sport Games on August 21, 1996


Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Bochum : 1 - 1
  • Dortmund - Dusseldorf : 4 - 0
  • Duisburg - Leverkusen : 1 - 3
  • FC Koln - Munich 1860 : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of August 21, 1996

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Aston Villa - Blackburn : 1 - 0
  • Chelsea - Middlesbrough : 1 - 0
  • Leicester - Southampton : 2 - 1
  • Man United - Everton : 2 - 2
  • Newcastle - Wimbledon : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of August 21, 1996

Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • Ajax - NAC Breda : 1 - 0
  • AZ Alkmaar - Vitesse : 0 - 2
  • Groningen - Willem II : 0 - 0
  • Heerenveen - Twente : 1 - 3
  • Sparta - For Sittard : 0 - 0
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TV Series

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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound

Directed by: Clark Davis

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Directed by: Steve Barron

Mensch, Pia!

Mensch, Pia!

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Primary Colors by Anonymous

Primary Colors

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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures.

The Wedding by Julie Garwood

The Wedding

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Only a master could top the stunning success of For the Roses, and Julie Garwood has proven once again why she "attracts readers like beautiful heroines attract dashing heroes" (USA Today)

Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich

Unlimited Access

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Gary Aldrich was an FBI agent closing out his career with a stint at the White House. What should have been a peaceful exit left him shaken.

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up

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From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings.Filled

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

A Time to Kill

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Virgin Interactive Sony Computer Entertainment (PSN)

Dancing Eyes

Dancing Eyes

Publisher: Namco

Bad Mojo

Bad Mojo

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Destiny: World Domination from Stone Age to Space Age

Destiny: World Domination from Stone Age to Space Age

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: 4X

Publisher: Interactive Magic

Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D

Platform: Android; Game.com; iOS; Linux; Mac OS; Microsoft Windows; Nintendo 64; OS X; PlayStation; PlayStation 3; PlayStation Vita; Mega Drive/Genesis; Sega Saturn; Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: MacSoft Games (Mac OS); Sega (SS); Piko Interactive (SG); Virgin Interactive (PS); 3D Realms (X360); MachineWorks Northwest (iOS, Android); Devolver Digital (Megaton Edition)


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